It is no secret that I think crochet is an amazing healing therapeutic tool. Still, I love hearing other people say it! That’s why I wanted to share with you today an excerpt from a book review of Crochet Saved My Life that is about exactly that.

Psych Central’s Caroline Comeaux Lee recently gave Crochet Saved My Life a positive review, calling it a worthwhile read. In her review, she also shared her own story:

“I began crocheting when I was 19. It was the most stressful point in my life. I had just started my first semester of college, had moved to a different state where I knew no one, and to top off that ice cream sundae of life’s situations, I had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor three days before I moved to the school.

Once I learned the initial basic stitches, I was hooked (pun intended). I spent hours in my dorm room crocheting scarves or just crocheting a single stitch over and over. I would go into a completely meditative state and even if there was music or a TV on in the background, I never really absorbed what I was hearing. Now, many years later, crochet is my go-to therapy. In moments of stress and anxiety, my fingers begin to itch for the feel of the hook in one hand and the yarn in the other.”

Did you know that you can get a copy of Crochet Saved My Life as well as a copy of my next book, Hook to Heal, by contributing $30 to my current fundraising campaign?


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. Crochet has helped me through chemotherapy for Stage 3 endometrial cancer. It keeps my mind off the side effects of treatment and makes me so happy when I’ve finished something beautiful.

  2. I call my crochet “my beer and cigarettes” because I don’t drink nor smoke. It is a lot cheaper. It benefits the local nursing home. Also the cancer center and St judes. It makes me happy and others too. It also keeps my hands busy so I am not prone to nibble which isn’t good for me either. So let’s go crochet!

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