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.
There are so many ways to show the world that you love to create things. Wearing your own handcrafted crochet items is the best, of course. But it’s also nice to support other indie artisans by selectively purchasing the items they offer to help you proclaim your love of making. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite items on Scoutmob that other makers might adore.