1939 is the next year up in the 50 Years of Crochet History blog post series. I love curating the history of crochet in this way!
Karen Thompson is the author of the wonderful kids’ crochet book Crocheting with Lucy Loop. She is also a lifelong crocheter who has been dealt some tough blows and used the craft to help her get through them. She learned to crochet from her mother and the craft helped her to feel connected to mom even after she had passed away. When her own son was murdered, Karen was numb to crochet for a long time but eventually found her way back to it and has used yarn bombing to honor her son.
March is National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). Crochetville is hosting a month-long crochet designer blog tour with two blog stops each day. The participating crochet designers often offer free patterns and other goodies.
Inside of the February 2015 issue of Happily Hooked magazine, you’ll find my crochet health interview with Rod Hardin who uses crochet to cope with PTSD sustained as a result of his experiences in the Vietnam War.
I recently completed a large granny square crochet blanket. It’s a contribution using Caron United Yarn, a portion of the sales from which go to charity. It is also my contribution to the World’s Largest Stocking.
Today I’m thrilled to share a guest post from Cari Nadeau of Good Fortune Girl. Cari has been a generous volunteer moderator for the Crochet Saved My Life Ravelry Group where people can connect around their journeys of crafting to heal. In this post, Cari shares her own story about how chronic illness and depression brought her down and crochet brought her back up, giving her the confidence to be creative again in ways that help herself and others.
Catherine Richardson shares in this crochet health interview: “I never imagined I could be happy with a chronic illness, a feeding tube, no job and only able to go to school one class at a time, but I am, and I know without a doubt that crocheting is part of that!”