Thursday, March 2, 2017

Will You Crochet? - Poem - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Reposting this in honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday today, from when I first wrote it in April 2013. 

Since then I've seen my poem shared all over Facebook and Pinterest, and even changed to "knit" by a couple knitters who recited it at a PJ Party at a Stitches a few years ago... although I thought that was pretty funny that they didn't realize you can't just replace a 2-syllable word (cro-chet) with a 1-syllable word (knit) throughout a poem - totally ruins the pentameter and rhythm. "Eat them" simply cannot be replaced by "knit", but "cro-chet" fits perfectly!

Original Post:
As I spend every waking moment with yarn in hand, madly working on the samples for my next book, this little poem has been forming in my brain. I thought it was time to type it out and share. Every one of the places included are ones where I have in fact crocheted (most within the past week!).

Where is the strangest place you have ever crocheted?


  1. Love it!

    I crochet everywhere, even in my underwear! :) he, he
    sorry, I just had to add that!

    Blessings always

  2. I love your poem Laurinda! It made me smile! I really did crochet on a dentist chair once. :)
    I hope you will finish everything soon and have some rest!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I crochet in the dentist chair so often, everyone in the office always asks to see what I'm working on. They even have a copy of my book in their reception room.

      The dentist keeps threatening to make a UTube video of me crocheting while she works on me.

  3. May I copy this unto my crochet group timeline on Facebook?

    1. Sure. You can share it from my ReCrochetions Facebook page! Just scroll down to the post from April 21. Thanks for asking!

  4. Can we needlepoint this poem??

  5. I love your poem too. I would like to put it on my facebook page too. Thank you

  6. I think strangest place was in a tree stand while deer hunting!!!

  7. I have crocheted on a bus and missed my stop...but I have a question: I am knitting a plain stockinet stitch afghan, and as I go along the bottom keeps curling. Will a crocheted edge keep that from happening when I am done?

    1. A crocheted edging could be helpful. But I'm honestly not much of a knitter. Sorry couldn't be more help.

  8. I also write poetry and thought your poem was adorable! Thank you for sharing both your crochet and creative writing!

  9. I have crocheted in court, in mediation, and in a bar with a lighted crochet hook!

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  11. I love this poem. I found it on Pinterest and followed it to your blog :)
    May I repost it on my blog, linking to this post? May I translate it to Portuguese, although the structure will be ruined of course?

    God bless!

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