Happy Thanksgiving: Why I’m Thankful for Crochet

by Kathryn on November 28, 2013 · 3 comments

in Holiday Crochet

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Today I’m taking a break from my November series showcasing my favorite items from my various Pinterest boards to do my annual Thanksgiving roundup of reasons that I continue to be thankful for having crochet in my life.

Crochet Reduces My Depression

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As I explained in detail in my book Crochet Saved My Life I was literally rescued from the depths of despair due in part to crochet. I have also seen how crochet helps so many other people with so many different ailments and I am thankful for this for them as well, not just for myself. I am thankful for everyone who has ever reached out to tell me that they understood what I meant about the lifesaving and health-promoting aspects of the craft!

Crochet Has Connected Me To An Amazing Community

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I never cease to be thankful for the many amazing online and offline connections that I have made in the crochet community. Crochet blogging in particular has led me to amazing connections. I feel so lucky each day when I sign online and connect with my crochet community.

Crochet Is My Art Form

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It’s a terrific form of self-expression and outlet for creativity. I treasure the opportunity to create art with this craft. I’ve loved participating in a variety of different small and large art projects including some community art projects, thanks to crochet.

Crochet Writing is My Bread and Butter

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In addition to my crochet book writing and my writing here on Crochet Concupiscence I also do writing about crochet for a variety of other publications. I am a regular crochet tutorial and post writer for the Crochet Today blog. I have done multiple guest posts and series for Lion Brand Yarn. I have a column about every day crocheters in Interweave Crochet Magazine. And I always welcome the opportunity to write more about crochet!

Crochet Makes Me Happy!

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What better reason is there than that?!

Why are you thankful for crochet? What else are you feeling gratitude for this Thanksgiving?

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Crochet has allowed me to create and gift items of my own making and feel the relaxation that comes with hooking a yarn object. I use crochet to soothe and comfort me in stressful times, just like you did and, you know, we are not alone....


Happy Thanksgiving Kathryn. :)

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