Giveaway: 5 Copies of Crochet Saved My Life Up For Grabs

by Kathryn on August 20, 2012 · 20 comments

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My new book, Crochet Saved My Life, has seen some positive feedback. Thanks to my early supporters I’m now able to afford to offer a few giveaway copies so I thought it would be a great time to host a giveaway here on the blog. I’ll tell you a little bit about the book and then give you the info for how to enter the giveaway. There will be five winners of this giveaway (who get one book each) and they’ll be selected randomly next week.

About Crochet Saved My Life

Crochet Saved My Life is about the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. It inclues chapters on crochet to help heal through depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s issues, short-term and chronic pain and more. I share my own true story of healing from lifelong depression in part through crochet. I also share the stories of some really amazing women who also hooked to heal.

You can learn more about the book from the main sales page. You can read some of the early positive feedback here. Read a recent review by Moogly and see my Underground Crafter interview about the book.

How to Enter this Giveaway

To enter this giveaway, you need to do a post on your own blog answering the question, “why do you want to read Crochet Saved My Life?” If you do not have a blog, I will accept a post on a site like Facebook instead.

You can get creative in the way that you do this post. Some ideas include:

  • Do a brief post about the book and simply say why you want to read it.
  • Do your own post about how crochet has helped you heal.
  • Share a powerful image on your blog that relates to crochet and healing.
  • Write an article about the healing benefits of crochet.
You can do the post however you’d like. However, somewhere in the post you must mention that you are doing the post as part of a Crochet Concupiscence giveaway for the new book Crochet Saved My Life. You must include two links. First, there must be a link to my main homepage ( and second there must be a link to any one of the following three links for the book:
You are welcome to request my digital press kit to assist you in your post. Email me and let me know that the giveaway is the reason you want it. The kit includes my bio with a short Q&A, the brief bios of the women whose stories are in the book, 2 related images and an excerpt from the book’s intro.
Once you have done your post, you need to let me know about it to be entered in the giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post with the link back to your post. Make sure that whatever format you use to sign in to leave a comment is one that gives me a way to reach you to notify you in case you win. (If not, leave some type of contact info in your comment!)
Deadline 8/31/12

A Few Details

Unfortunately, due to shipping costs, I have to make this giveaway open to U.S. residents only. No international shipping will be done. Don’t worry – I’ll host a future giveaway for my awesome foreign followers in the future when enough sales free up some more money. This giveaway will remain open until August 31, 2012 to give everyone time to get their posts up. Randomly selected winners will be announced on the blog the following week and books will be shipped out to US addresses that week as well. I reserve the right to throw out any entries that don’t follow all of the rules stated here in this post.

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Hi Kathryn,

I'm in the UK so can't take part in your giveaway but I just wanted to say well done for speaking out about your issues. The reason I started to speak out about my mum's dementia was that people spoke as if she'd brought it on herself, as if a mental illness was something to be ashamed of and never mentioned!

8 years later it does sometimes still feel like an uphill battle but if more people can find the strength to talk about their own experiences then eventually we might change people's attitude and take away the stigma of mental illness.

Good luck.



@susiehewer I have heard that people are not even calling it Alzheimer's disease anymore. They tend to say dementia. Is it because there is such a stigma with Alzheimer's? I don't know. When my grandmother had it in the 80's (yes it runs in my family) we called it alzheimer's.

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@danidoesdoilies @susiehewer Alzheimer's is actually one specific type of dementia. Dementia refers to pretty much all types of age-related memory loss (and some other symptoms as well) whereas Alzheimer's is a specific disease. :)

susiehewer 1 Like

@CrochetBlogger @danidoesdoilies @susiehewer Hi Dani, so sorry to hear that Alzheimer's runs in your family. Currently in the UK there is a major research study looking at the genes that could be related to the development of Alzheimer's.

As Kathryn says, Alzheimer's is the most common form of the many forms of Dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions (eg Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Vascular Dementia, Fronto-temporal lobe Dementia and others) but not just aged-related. Sadly there are more and more cases of early-onset Alzheimer's.


I'm so eager to read this, I've been ill for a long time but as long as I can hold a hook I'll be working it! Here's my blog entry:

I'd prefer to be notified if I win at my email addy: [email protected] . Thank you for taking the time to do this!

LizParsons 1 Like

Hi,I posted on my FB. I have a whole book in me about crocheting saving my life time after time. I'm really happy there are other people that crocheting has helped as much as it has me. Thank you,Liz Parsons


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