8 Tips to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home
Every day we hear news about how winter will hit us, about the continuous increase of costs that go beyond any expectations, in particular energy costs.
But we can’t just sit and wait for it to happen. We must adopt in our daily life, measures to reduce our individual energy consumption. And that’s why Hoooked brings you 8 tips to reduce energy consumption at home.
There are several others, but we choose the ones we think you can implement immediately with little or no investment at all. And naturally, one of the measures includes crochet! Keep reading to see how!
Stitching your way back to school
Crochet and knitting have been known for a long time for having great benefits for both body and mind.
On the Back to School or back to our jobs period why not taking advantage of what these manual crafts have to offer us?
For students the benefits go from improving the capacity to focus, stimulating one’s creativity, relieving stress or the simple possibility to have your material with your own style.
For professionals stress and anxiety relieve are definitely good reasons to start training your crochet or knitting abilities, but also the repetition of an action has shown to have a calming effect which will come in hand at a moment where we need to pick up the pace again, after a well-deserved relaxing holiday period.
Beginner project! The easiest crochet flowers.
Crochet flowers are such fun to decorate with! Whether you are looking for floral abundance or just plain cute, this free crochet flower pattern is just what you need to create a nice embellishment for your crochet work. When you crochet this six-petal flower, it will have a buttonhole right in the centre of it. You can add the button to attach the flower to your crochet work or leave it open for a simpler floral design. This project is perfect for an absolute beginner looking for a cute and easy-to-make embellishment. You will be ready in no time!
Mosaic crochet with Red Sparrow Crochet
Our favourite mosaic crochet Instagram account is Red Sparrow Crochet. Esme is the owner of this inspiring craft account and is a mother, a teacher, a crochet designer, and a loyal servant of cat Hank Deluxe. Esme’s social media are plastered with mosaic crochet designs in popping neons and bright colours. One of Esme’s recent designs is the 2022 crochet panel design, which is a follow-up of a previous design for the year 2020. Esme has been kind enough to share her free pattern with us along with her tips and tricks for Mosaic crochet. In this blog you will read all about it!
Crochet a garden pot nursery
During these periods of prolonged confinement, a lot of people have used their extra time at home to learn new skills and crafts, such as crochet, knitting, sewing, and macramé. Other people have been taking up cooking and gardening. What is not to like about growing your own plants, fruits, and veggies? With a few tips and tips, you can even install a vegetable garden in smaller spaces, such as balconies and terraces. Watching planted seeds become real plants and harvest your carefully grown crop from your own nurtured plants is a deeply satisfying experience. In order to grow seeds into seedlings, you need seedling pots or air pots. Here your seeds can grow into small seedlings that can be transplanted to larger soil pots or even in the ground - if you have a garden.