Where’s the Pattern?
We get comments and emails pertaining to us putting restrictions on what is posted to The Crochet Crowd Facebook. People would like us to have rules where a pattern must be posted with the photo or must be provided with each and every post.
My answer is pretty blunt. “That’s not a rule I want for The Crochet Crowd!”
Creativity has no borders and, many times, has no road map to follow. Many of the crocheters that are part of our Facebook deviate from patterns, make up patterns, and/or do pattern mashing where they combine ideas.
How it is possible to provide a pattern when one isn’t followed?
The Crochet Crowd Facebook is about inspiration and ideas. There are 100’s of ideas shared daily. We see new ideas which are usually the steps to discovery of ideas.
Our community is so diverse and ideas are flowing like a out of control fire hydrant. From our community, I know first hand that many future projects for me and 1000’s of crocheters come from the inspiration that is seen on our page. Though the patterns are not always available, it gets me to Google, research and discover.
I find when I Google and look for ideas that I have seen on The Crochet Crowd, I find other websites, blogs and patterns that I didn’t know existed. That, my friends, is part of the crochet journey of discovery.
While some crocheters love to duplicate what they see, I think the majority love to discover, create and add embellishments to the finish project.
So let’s not restrict ourselves to rules that don’t help us expand our creative minds. It’s not my vision I have for The Crochet Crowd nor is it healthy to trap ourselves in a box.
If you would like this rule and/or restrictions, The Crochet Crowd isn’t for you. It is part of our mandate to encourage, explore and expand ourselves in the crochet arts.