Crocheting as witchcraft?

Crocheting as witchcraft?

Hey! I am largely simply asking out of curiosity, however I am questioning if there are any crocheters on this subreddit? If that’s the case, do you ever use your crocheting as a medium for witchcraft? I am fairly new to crocheting, however I just lately posted an image of a blanket I am engaged on on social media, and anyone commented that it “appeared like magic,” which bought me questioning. It may in all probability be a variation on knot magic, proper? So has anyone right here tried it?

11 thoughts on “Crocheting as witchcraft?”

  1. I crochet magick too! Usually, I’ll chant my intentions while I crochet. It serves a double purpose of dropping me into gnosis and imbuing the project with intention. It’s even cool as a banishing. Think about the thing you want to banish, and when you’re done, unravel the thing you’ve made!

  2. Works fundamentally like a trance work. Weaving patterns and reciting charms, u can do a lot of things. Like seership and prophetic work, fate weaving, binds etc… ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Crocheter here! I like to make blankets for people, and during at least one point while I’m sitting there working on it I’ll have just finished a ritual or prayer at my altar and my incense is still either burning or just finishing. I’ll use the leftover as a safer means of smoking it by just working near my altar.

    I also like to sing/hum some of my spells, so I’ll sometimes take a few minutes to do one of those while I work on the project. Since I have both my altar and my crochet projects in the same room, they’re already infused with the smoke, etc from my altar and the room cleansing/protection rituals I do, and that adds an extra little bit to everything.

    Play around with it an be creative! It’s a lot of fun.

  4. I dont know if this will help you, but in this book (Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions by Dorothy Morrison) there are a few tricks to curse using quilts and stitches. I think you can adapt, the idea to any intention you have.

    Sorry for my horrible english, I m better reading than speaking.

  5. Even before I took up witchcraft I used to try to focus good thoughts into my knitting. I was always acutely aware of the skin cells and oils from my fingers being left behind like an aura of me still in the item.

  6. So I do a lot of fiber work (crochet, knitting, sewing etc) and yes, I totally view it as kind of a variation on knot magic. Like you put a bit of your intent into every stitch and just keep doing that till the work is done – sometimes I’ll chant while I’m doing that. Or play music that matches my intention.

    It’s really nice if you want like casually magical wearables.

    I also spin my own yarn sometimes and like I find starting a magic project with spinning and then making something from that yarn just makes it that much stronger (both like physically because it’s well spun so the yarn holds well over time but also magically speaking)

    Fiber witchcraft is literally my favorite thing ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I think handmade gifts are a great receptacle for sympathetic magic actually. Youre putting a lot of time and energy into it, might as well throw some positive vibes in it you know? I think those prayer shawls use it that way right?

  8. Absolutely!! When I’m crocheting a blanket, I think about how it’s all just a bunch of knots, that it’s a net that catches bad things and retains the good, etc. As /u/arthail points out, it’s a lot like trance work at that point.

    I usually weave (knot? hook?) protection into it, to protect against bad nightly influences and bad dreams.

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