Check out a great way to help keep your projects, patterns and ideas organized in 2015. Tired of trying to keep track of all the notes, patterns and challenges in 2014, I came up with a journal to help keep it all together. Mikey does a fantastic job keeping us all stocked with ideas and challenges, now we have one more way to keep all our favorites together!
Mikey’s Note: This is unbelievable the amount of work our Sheri Goad has done for this. She has prepared and entire printable journal that is ready to go. Phenomenal job.
This Journal includes crochet abbreviation references, pattern notes, yarn cards and more. It’s unbelievable the time and consideration into this.
Best yet, she is
What You’ll Need
- *Printer Paper or Card Stock ( I prefer Card Stock)
- *Three Ring Binder (At least 1 1/2 inch is preferable)
- *Clear Page Sleeves (Optional-Great for slipping patterns into.)
- *Three Ring Hole Punch
Putting It All Together – Binder Assembly
Just like everything else offered to you on The Crochet Crowd, this journal is yours to put your own personal touch on. How you assemble and use the pages is completely up to your individual needs. If you need more note space print multiple copies of the note page. The same goes for the Project pages or any of them.
The Cover Page – I slipped this one into the cover of the binder I purchased.
Quick Reference Page and Crochet References– First pages inside of the binder.
Notes Page: This page I print multiple of and have throughout the binder. I punch holes in the right side so it is aligned with the calendar page, and anywhere else I might need to take notes.
I created a section before each month for my patterns and yarn cards. This is where I use the plastic sleeves. I slip the patterns in the sleeves for two reasons, you can mark and erase on them with a dry erase marker, and it also makes it easy to grab and take patterns on the go.
However you decide to put it together, the Hooker’s Journal is a great resource to help you keep it all together!
Work In Progress Cards
If you want a little something extra to help you stay organized, I’ve also made free printable Work In Progress Cards that you can slip in with your projects to help keep track of all the details you’ll need when you pick it back up. Pattern, hook size, yarn and even a start date for those projects you put up ages ago! You can find them over at Frogging Along.
We want to hear from you! What are you doing to keep it all together this year? Do you have any organizing tips you would share with us? Inquiring minds want to know!
Casting off until the next time we hook up,