Sunday, January 19, 2014

Crochet in Church?

Well, yes, I do crochet in church. On Sunday mornings, during the sermon and during Sunday school, in my Wednesday night small group; I crochet everywhere I go. It's who I am. I take it with me to the doctor's office, on road trips, to school functions with my kids. Family reunions at the park, do I have my crochet? Yes. Yes, I do.

This is Marie sporting the hat I made today, yes, in church.
That's hat Number 25!

I think crocheting in church is okay. I can still answer questions during group discussion and I'm not pattern reading, I can listen without messing up or having to count stitches, I don't mind to set it down while we stand and sing.

Children love coming up to me after church and seeing how far I've gotten on the hat. Most are amazed, and so are their parents, that I can get one completed by the time the sermon is over.

I understand some people might have an issue with my desire to crochet in church. I understand where you're coming from. But is there any better way to get a blessing on my work than to make it in church? In a Spirit-filled place where believers are singing and worshiping and expressing their love? If you aren't a Christian, then surely you can understand the atmosphere of the place. How can this vibe that we're giving off have a negative impact on my work?

That's right.

It can't.

Good vibes.

That's what it's all about for me when I crochet these hats.
I want them to have positive energy attached.
When these hats get to their new owners,
I want them to feel the difference that love makes.

Peace and blessings,

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  1. I love this!!! While I don't make it a habit of crocheting (or knitting) at church, I have several friends that do with success and I was once able to finish the border of a lap afghan for our church lobby (seniors pick them up to use on cold days). I tend to fling my yarn around when I crochet and fear I would be a distraction to others HAHA!!!

    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that flings her yarn around! I make sure to put my husband on the flinging side though - that way I don't accidentally punch a stranger in the face O.O just him. *wink*

  2. I see nothing wrong with this. It's strange, but I sometimes feel like a better passive listener than active. I tend to want to talk too much when I'm completely engaged! ahahahaha!

    1. My mind tends to wander sometimes, I know, not good to admit when I'm talking about church - but it is the truth.
      I find that with my hands occupied I'm able to absorb more of what's being said.

  3. I don't see anything wrong with crocheting in Church either :)

  4. I was raised in such a negative "No No" church environment that I'm afraid there wouldn't be much blessing given towards me doing such. I am so HAPPY that you and others are blessed with loving church environments! Perhaps someday God will bless me with such a loving church family as well! :)

    1. Bonnie I pray that He does!
      I wasn't raised in a church-going family and when I did go it to a wedding, a funeral or to Vacation Bible School. We're pretty laid back about drinking coffee or soda during service (and about crochet of course) but our services are in a gymnasium, too. Doesn't mean we aren't standing on solid ground though!
      Feel free to look through my Instagram pics - you'll see my church in there!

  5. I love how children are so drawn into anything made with your hands. I think you could tell a story while crocheting and they would intently listen in. No, crocheting in church is not a bad thing, neither is drinking when your thirsty, feeding baby when he/she is hungry, or walking back and forth in the back to keep yourself awake ^_^.

  6. I cant crochet during the sermon because i operate the camera. But when the kids have young soldiers afterwards im in the foyer yarning away. I listen to Max Mclean on my biblegateway app and crochet. Also while watching tbn. The holy spirit even helps me along at times when im not using a pattern.

    1. It's great the you can feel inspired! How awesome is that?!?