Purposefully Imperfect – Printable Poem for Handmade Gifts


There is an age old tradition some communities to purposefully include a mistake in all their handmade items to remind themselves that they are imperfect; to strive for their best selves, but to know they are not designed to be without fault and to remain humble.

Such a beautiful sentiment and so true. We can be so hard on ourselves, even when we are doing out best to be our best.

As I created a gift for a new mom and dad-to-be, I decided to be “purposefully imperfect” in a spot. See it?? Four double crochet when there should only be three.


I then penned (actually typed 😉 ) a pretty little poem, that I printed and added to the gift.

I am so happy with the outcome, I wanted to share with you. Simply click the link here and a PDF file with the poem card will download for you. From there, you can print as you like and add it to your handmade items as well.



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Much Love and Yarn,

Stephanie Pokorny (Crochetverse)

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