I’ve decided to offer Crochet Saved My Life free on Kindle this weekend! Get it now!

Crochet Saved My Life

Crochet Saved My Life is my non-fiction book about the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. I share my own story of crafting through depression and the stories of many other women who crocheted through a variety of different illnesses and tough times. You can learn more about the book at www.crochetsavedmylife.com.

Free for the First Time

This is the first time that I’ve taken advantage of the Kindle promotion opportunity to offer this book free to anyone with a Kindle. It is always available for free, however, to Amazon Prime members through the Kindle Lending Library.

Why The Book is Free This Weekend

There are three big reasons the book is free this weekend:

  • Crochet Concupiscence turns 2 this week. It’s my blog’s birthday present to my awesome readers.
  • I’ve always wanted to make the book free to more people and some recent Christmas-inspired sales made it possible for me to do this promotion! Not everyone who needs this book can afford it so whenever possible I’d like to make it available to people.
  • I want to spread the word about the book.

Please Help Me Out

If you download the book and like it, you can help me a lot by giving good reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook etc.

Other things you can do to support Crochet Saved My Life include:

  • Ask your local library to carry the book. It only takes a few minutes to go to your library’s website and use their “suggest a title” feature. This can get the book into more hands of people who can’t afford a copy.
  • Interview me about the book for your blog/ magazine / podcast. I want to talk about it!
  • Pin the book’s cover image to Pinterest. In fact, if you Pin It then leave me a comment here with your Pinterest handle then I’ll help you back by following some of your boards and doing some pinning for you.
  • Share this post through social media so others know that they can get the book for free this weekend!

Donations Accepted

After originally publishing this post, a few things happened that made me realize it would be smart to allow people to offer donations if they want to. It’s not required; the Kindle promotion goes on all weekend and you can get the book free. But a few people asked how to give. Cris kindly did a post about the promotion and mentioned the option to give a Paypal donation. And then Kim Werker kindly “flattred” me today. So that inspired me to add my flattr widget to the sidebar and if you wish to donate anything that’s a great way to do it. If not, enjoy the download anyway!

Get the Book Free Now!

It’s available for download in the Kindle store starting 1/11/2013 and running through 1/14/2013. Get it now!


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


  1. CrochetWithCris Reply

    OHHHH I will definitely get it! – in fact, consider it “already gotten” – how timely for me! I’m going to start a series on my blog to assist with the accountability for me to lose weight. :) It will definitely be saving my life.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @CrochetWithCris Yay! I think your new series will be a good one. I challenge you to figure out ways that crochet can help with weight loss and share them with us! By the way, I do know that I owe you a message … just been behind on things but haven’t forgotten!

  2. icrochetinoh Reply

    Thank you for doing this. I have a Kindle app on my Google Nexus, so thank you! I love to have a book in hand but when I travel this can be easier, thank you, thank you!

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @icrochetinoh I am so glad that people are enjoying and supporting this promotion. I am really happy to be able to offer this.

  3. Thank you very much, looking forward to reading it and will let you know what I think xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Anastacia Knits Reply

    oooh! thanks! this is great, I’ve been wanting to buy your book, but I have SO many to read, I don’t really buy books any more (I get too many to read from people wanting a review, for free). I very quickly snagged a copy & I’ll mention your promo on my blog today, too :).

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @Anastacia Knits Thanks so much. I really hope that a lot of people will get something out of this promotion. You’re the best.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @CrochetHappy Yay! By the way when I popped over to Pinterest the other day I saw that I was already following a bunch of your boards because THEY’RE TERRIFIC. :)

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  7. I am so happy to be able to get your book..I will definately let you know how I liked the book. Thanks so very much.

  8. i pinned it, downloaded it and now can’t wait to read it! would love it if you check out my pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/tekahapins/

  9. Already got mine!!! Thanks for share your experience; you are so brave! Crochetherapy is the best ;)

  10. ishwishdish Reply

    I saw someone had pinned this to a board I follow so I downloaded the book and then came here to pin it also. Thanks, I really look forward to reading it!

  11. I got your book, thanks….can’t wait to dig in and post review.

  12. 500miles2nowhere Reply

    Congratulations on your blogaversary, Kathryn! And on your book. :)

  13. lyndamotvos Reply

    I downloaded the book (thanks so much for the freebie–my book budget has been at zero since job loss last spring…) I also shared it AGAIN on facebook and will review it on my blog after I have read it (LyndaLand.blogspot.com). I tweeted it the other day too. I love crochet and I know that it has saved me from serious mental anguish at various times throughout my life: unemployment, abusive husband, home with new baby and lonely, needing a diversion from sewing machine !~!

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @lyndamotvos I am so glad that you were able to get the book with this download. Any little bit I can do to help spread the word about stories like yours and how crochet can help!

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