Late last year I suddenly got the urge to start a crochet journal. Like, a physical journal of my crocheting. I have a Ravelry page, of course, but I also wanted a hard copy, so to speak. Maybe it’s a part of getting older, but I wanted something that could possibly be passed on to later generations. Great Aunt Amy’s crocheting journal, haha.
So I went shopping and picked up an inexpensive sketchbook from Walmart and some shelfliner from Big Lots, and got crafty.
I covered the front cover with the self-stick shelf paper, wrapping it around to the inside of the cover.
I searched Pinterest for some inspirational crafty sayings, printed them out, and pasted them onto the inside of the cover and the first page. I also cut up some washi tape and scattered it on the first page to add some color.
The first entry, my niece’s blue blanket. I noted the start and finish dates, blanket size, hook size, and a little bit about how I made it. On the next page I washi taped samples of all the yarn I used, and noted the brand and color. The following page has pics of the finished blanket.
Another entry, for a car blanket I recently finished. This time I included the yarn label as well as the yarn. Consider this page a preview of the blog post for it!
I even included my recent yarn organization.
I’m really enjoying doing this, taking the time to sit down and write it all out as opposed to just quickly typing it into Ravelry. Of course I’m still using Ravelry, that’s not going to change, but I really like having this physical journal that I can get creative in, too.