Are you a crochet business owner looking to expand your network, gain valuable insights, and take your business to the next level? From retreats and cruises, to conferences, trade shows, and fiber festivals, there are so many options for crochet and crafting events in 2024. In this post, we’ll explore the types of events available to crochet business owners, help you identify which event is right for your business goals, and provide tips for making the most out of your event experience.

Depending on your goals, and your personality, and where you are in your business, what event is right for you, and how can you make the most of it?

– Pamela Grice, the Crochetpreneur
What In-Person Crochet & Crafting Events Should You Attend in 2024?
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Types of Crochet and Crafting Events


Conferences are ideal for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to expand their network, gain industry insights, and stay updated on the latest trends. With a focus on networking, business growth, and strategy, conferences offer a wide range of workshops, sessions, and keynote speakers. Consider events like the Increase! Crochet Business Summit, aimed at providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for attendees, especially for those who are introverted or uncomfortable in new social settings.


Retreats are more relaxed and often focus on skill development and relaxation. While they may offer limited networking opportunities, retreats provide a peaceful environment for honing your craft and connecting with like-minded individuals. Consider events like the Chain Ace Retreat, offering a balance of relaxation and skill development for crochet business owners.

Trade Shows

Trade shows cater to professionals and businesses seeking to expand their network, explore new products, and stay updated with industry trends. With exhibitors, masterclasses, and networking opportunities, trade shows are great for discovering new products and connecting with suppliers. Keep an eye out for events like H&H Americas trade show, where you can explore a variety of products and network with industry insiders.

Choosing the Right Crochet or Crafting Events for Your 2024 Goals

When deciding which event to attend, it’s essential to align your goals with the type of event that best suits your needs. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Business Stage
    Consider where your business currently stands. Are you just starting, looking to grow, or seeking to expand your network? Conferences are great for networking and learning new strategies, while retreats offer a more relaxed environment for skill development.
  • Networking Opportunities
    If networking is a priority, look for events with dedicated networking sessions, small group interactions, and opportunities to connect with industry professionals and peers.
  • Learning and Growth
    Evaluate the content and focus of the event. Conferences often offer a wide range of workshops and sessions geared towards business growth, while retreats may focus more on skill development and personal growth.

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Need a a little help identifying which event(s) are the right fit for you and your business goals? Download my free guide, Which Room is For You?

In this helpful table, I’ve laid out the features, pros, and cons of each type of event. I’ve also highlighted several events that will be happening in And it’s available for free, with no sign-up required!

Tips for Making the Most of Your Crochet Event Experience

✅ Define Your Objectives

Before attending an event, set clear objectives for what you hope to achieve. Whether it’s to make new connections, learn new techniques, or discover innovative products, having defined goals will help you make the most of your time.

👥 Engage on Social Media

Many events have dedicated hashtags, Facebook groups, or discussion forums. Engage with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors on social media to start building connections before the event even begins.

⌚ Plan Your Schedule

Review the event’s schedule in advance and plan which sessions, workshops, or networking opportunities you want to prioritize. This will help you make the most of your time and ensure you don’t miss out on valuable experiences.

🤝 Be Open-Minded

Approach the event with an open mind and a willingness to connect with new people, learn new things, and explore opportunities outside of your comfort zone.

📨 Follow Up After the Event

After the event, follow up with the connections you’ve made. Whether it’s sending a personalized email, connecting on LinkedIn, or scheduling a follow-up call, nurturing the relationships you’ve built at the event is crucial for long-term success.

Upcoming Crochet and Crafting Events in 2024

As you plan your event calendar for 2024, consider the following upcoming events tailored for crochet business owners.

Increase! Crochet Business Summit

I am so excited to bring you the Increase! Crochet Business Summit, coming up on April 10th through 12th, 2024 in Aurora, Colorado. The summit will be packed with fun and valuable experiences, from industry experts to renowned creators.

Crochet Business Summit - A Live Event for Crochet Business Owners in 2024!

I would love for you to join us for this first ever live event designed specifically for crochet business owners!. Learn from the best and get motivated to increase your visibility, sales, profits, and freedom!⁣⁣ You can learn more and sign up here.

Other Upcoming Crochet and Crafting Events

Here are some other crochet and crafting events coming up this year. You can learn more about each one in my Which Room is For You guide.

Closing Thoughts

Choosing the right events for your crochet business is crucial for growth and success. By considering your business stage, goals, and preferences, you can identify the events that best align with your objectives. With the right preparation and mindset, attending events can be a valuable opportunity to expand your network, gain industry insights, and take your crochet business to new heights in 2024. I look forward to seeing you at the Increase Crochet Business Summit and hearing about your own event experiences and recommendations.

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