Finding Peace through Crochet
The past few days has brought a lot of sadness to the world, the Paris bombings. I will admit that I can get easily depressed by watching too much news. I wish there was a way we could all learn how to live with each others’ differences and the tragedies we are seeing on TV really affects my inner core.
In these times, crochet can help us think things through and even help us to meditate the issues we struggle with. Whether it be on a global scale or within our own inner circles at home. Gaining understanding and knowledge is key to our future, not just mine… but for humanity in general.
Mikey reflected with me, that some projects he looks at reminds him of periods or situations in his life that he processed through while making the project. I think many people, including myself, can relate to that. While he may not need another afghan, the process in making it is his own therapy to think and cope with what is happening around him.
So I reached out this morning in search of some peace and happiness… and what a better way than to crochet a beautiful peace sign. I think it can be a fun way to play with color and love.
- Peace Sign Granny Square simple 2 color design that you could use to make afghans or pillows.
- Peace Sign photo tutorial of a dimensional peace sign that you could hang from a necklace or make into an ornament.
- Peace, Love and Granny Squares super cute 3 color granny.
- Peace Symbol Earrings oh, fun stuff in bright colors.
- Peace Sign Bobble Chart solid color square but would be fun to try the bobbles in a contrasting color.
- Peace Sign Afghan Square the variegated yarn makes this a cool piece.
- Crochet Peace Sign Pattern definitely going on my to-do list! I can see this one in my craft room window in purples. 🙂
- Peace Symbol Necklace for the piece of hippy inside all of us.
- Peacenik Poncho pattern for little girls, but I think it would be easy to size it to an adult.
Let me leave you today with one of my favorite quotes…
“Sometimes you just have to shut the world out, close your eyes . . . and turn the music up”
Be creative! 🙂 – Jeanne – The Crochet Crowd