Crochet can be a project that celebrates the sabbats, like with these doilies I made; an egg for the Spring Equinox...
... and a holly design for the Winter Solstice. I have collected many, many doily books and patterns over the years and have found something for almost every sabbat; sunflowers for Summer Solstice, wheat and corn designs for Lughnasadh, apples for Mabon, pumpkins for Samhain... Now to become industrious enough to sit down and make them all!
From decorative to more practical crochet magic-- amulet bags. Simple little amulet bags can be made to wear as necklaces and filled with affirmations, herbs, stones, etc. as a constant reminder and piece of empowerment for the Craft work one is doing.
I've also created amulet bags worn only for specific occasions, like the one above, created for my power animal. I chose colors, as well as the design, houndstooth stitch, that relate specifically to my animal. I have it filled with sage and items related to my animal and I wear it only during shamanic journeying.
When I discovered beaded crochet, it added a new dimension to the style of items I could make, like this beaded rune bag.
I find that treating crochet as a form of magical work is a wonderful way to bring my Craft into what could be considered a mundane activity. And that's really what its all about, isn't it? Making magic everyday?
And don't forget the mundane! I made this Dr. Who scarf for my husband one year and crocheted it with magical intent, thinking loving thoughts like, "may he always be warm whenever he wears this scarf," "may he feel my love whenever he wears this scarf," and the like. Magical intent can be crocheted into hats, mittens, socks, baby blankets, sweaters and more this way.
(This post is part of the alphabetical topic series for the Pagan Blog Project)