Why should you have an emergency crochet kit, you ask? If you get stopped by a train, this will give you something productive to do with those 5 minutes (besides scrolling Facebook). When you are waiting in the school parking lot for the kiddos to get out of school, crochet!
What to Include in your Emergency Crochet Kit
What you include in your emergency crochet kit will vary based on your own preferences, but in my kit I keep:
Place all items in a bag or container; any container will do, really. I have a group of patterns that I have memorized, things that I can whip up in fifteen minutes or so. Perfect, mindless crochet patterns of granny squares that I can whip up one at a time (as I have the time) and then one of these days I’ll sew them all together and call them a blanket. Or make some sexy shorts, you pick. 😀
Some easy patterns to print and keep in your emergency crochet kit:
These would all have their purpose, depending on what’s going on in your life and what time of year it is. The Aldi Quarter Keepers work great for teacher gifts or small gifts at Christmastime. The Preemie Beanie hat is always needed (and these literally work up within minutes), accumulate the Granny Squares and sew them together for a lapghan or a full-blown blanket.
More CROCHET tips and tricks:
How to Make a Magic Circle for Crocheting in the Round
Yarn Hacks Every Crocheter and Knitter Needs to Know
How to Read a Crochet Pattern
Why Size Matters in Crocheting and Knitting
16 Ways to Save at Michaels
10 Tips for Saving Money at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
How to Soften Economical or Scratchy Yarn
How to Create a Straight Seam When Crocheting in the Round