About

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.

About Me

Crochet Shrug About

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 crochet  About

My Focus: Healing Through Crochet

Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life 400x574 About

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 About, 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:

crochet art About crochet books About crochet fashion About Crochet News About crochet patterns About

You can subscribe to this blog’s posts by daily email or through a feed reader. You can also subscribe to my newsletter where I share crochet news and updates every 1-2 months.

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.

This blog has a privacy policy.

pinit fg en rect gray 28 About

Subscribe to all posts by daily email or through a feed reader.

Subscribe to my newsletter where I share crochet news and updates every 1-2 months.

  • Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

    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!