Hi! I’m Kathryn Vercillo and this is my crochet blog. It’s also your crochet blog. It’s designed to offer you a wealth of information about all aspects of crochet. I hope you’ll take the time to poke around and see all that there is to see here.
I am a Tucson-born, San Francisco-based writer and crochet lover. I learned to crochet from my mom when I was a child, although I didn’t stick with the craft at the time. I re-discovered crochet in my late twenties, when I was going through a really difficult bout of depression. It helped me to heal, connected me to a great community and became a key part of my life. I started this blog to celebrate crochet and to do my part to help connect and honor all of the designers, crafters, writers and makers who are linked to crochet in some way.
My Focus: Healing Through Crochet
I write about all things crochet-related but my personal niche focus is on exploring how crochet can help heal people and improve their quality of life. In 2012 I published a book, Crochet Saved My Life, which is about the mental and physical health benefits of the craft. I share my own story of crafting through depression as well as the stories of two dozen other women who crocheted to heal from a variety of conditions and situations. I always welcome new stories to share about this. I write a monthly column about crochet health for Happily Hooked Online Magazine and have published articles on the topic in a variety of print and online publications. See my press page.
What You’ll Find On This Blog
In addition to information about crochet health, you will find a variety of other crochet stuff here. I try to cover the whole gamut of the craft. Here are a few of my favorite topics:
Full disclosure: I use Amazon affiliate links on this blog. If you see a link to an Amazon item, it’s probably an affiliate link. However, I only recommend products I actually use and like.