Decreasing Mental Health Stigma: A Story Told With Crochet Dolls

I was browsing through YouTube recently, looking for things related to crochet that aren’t just tutorials, and I was thrilled to come across this adorable video. The woman in it uses crochet dolls and the metaphor of zombies to encourage people to diminish the stigma of mental health issues like depression by talking about the experience.

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Crochet To Calm (Reseña del libro)

crochet to calm book

Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilizedand I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.

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Video: Benefits of Crochet and Knitting for Kids

heart crochet scarf

Loved seeing this video by Soham Craft Creations in which kids share the benefits of learning crochet

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Cura de ganchillo: Cynthia Maddox

Crochet vestido

Cynthia Maddox was a multicrafter for many years. She learned to crochet in her twenties but focused mostly on sewing. Then after her husband died she rediscovered crochet and found that it helped her with the grief she was going through. She has also found that crochet helps her with the pain, brain fog and other difficult symptoms of fibromyalgia and RA. She shares her story in this interview.

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