This creativity exercise is an excerpt from my book Hook to Heal, which offers 100 exercises to inspire the use of crochet to heal and improve all areas of life. This exercise comes from the “adventure” chapter.
This crochet Christmas tutorial uses granny squares, mini mandalas, Mod Podge and Folk Art paints to create a unique sparkling crochet angel that you can hang on your wall, your mantle or your Xmas tree.
There are links here to more than 75 terrific crochet tutorials from 2015. Learn crochet basics, advanced stitch patterns, new techniques, and more. Plus explore some basic crochet projects and even some ideas in other crafts.
A little while back, one of this blog’s readers, Flo, was in the midst of working on the Sophie’s Universe crochet project and shared some of her mid-project thoughts with us in a post that I did over on About.com Crochet. She’s since completed the popular crochet project and is back with an update and some tips.
I learned to crochet when I was a child but didn’t really do much with it until I was in my late 20s. I was going through a battle with depression and there wasn’t a whole lot that I had energy for but I remembered that I liked to crochet when I was young so I decided to learn again. I began with making basic scarves and blankets but then began to create a variety of art in crochet. I love that this is a form of self-expression that I can embrace even though I’m not skilled at arts like drawing, painting or sculpting!
One of the simplest ways to save money on energy bills this winter is to prevent drafts from seeping in and out underneath all of the doors in your home. You can crochet your own creative door draft stopper. However, if you’re pressed for time, there’s an even faster fix – just use a crochet blanket as a door draft stopper!
It has just come to my attention that at least one person is disappointed with the delay in Hook to Heal’s publication so I wanted to publish another update for you in case it’s something that you’ve been wondering about.