The Kind of Crocheter I Am: Patternless, Repetitive, Healthy Crochet Artist

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I recently joined the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge hosted by Julie of Red Berry Crochet. This week’s question is “what kind of crocheter are you?” Mine’s a multi-faceted answer. I am a patternless, repetitive, healthy crochet artist.

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Patternless Crocheter

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I rarely work from crochet patterns. When I make items for myself (which are usually crochet shrugs or crochet dresses) I just work it to my shape as I go. That said, I do sometimes use crochet patterns, especially if I’m reviewing a crochet book and occasionally I’ll get in moods where I use crochet patterns to learn new techniques.

Repetitive Crocheter

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I tend to be a repetitive crocheter. By this I mean that I get in phases where I make the same thing over and over again for awhile. Like for awhile I was making a bunch of crochet dresses for myself. Then I got in a mood of mostly making crochet shrugs. For awhile now I’ve been in a phase of making variations on large crochet granny square blankets.

Healthy Crocheter

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Most importantly, I am someone who believes that crochet saves lives. I crochet almost daily. I crochet to calm down, to reduce anxiety, to stay happy.

Crochet Artist

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I also sometimes crochet as a form of self-expression and am more and more interested in exploring the crochet art aspect of myself.

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    Crochet Saved My Life tells my story of how crafting healed me from chronic depression. It also shares the stories of 24 other amazing women who hooked to heal. Read the book today!