It has been such a fun week or so getting re-inspired by all things crochet in 2016. We’ve reviewed crochet art, books, designers, fashion, health, news, patterns, tips and tutorials. Now let’s look back at the creativity exercises I published this year, mostly as part of my Hook to Heal book.

Crochet dreamcatcher pattern by Little Things Blogged via Craftbits

An exercise on crocheting a healing dream catcher. I followed this up with a roundup of crochet dreamcatcher patterns and inspiration. (Pictured: How to Crochet a Dreamcatcher, free pattern by Little Things Blogged)

nine crochet mandalas vercillo

Never-Ending Circle Crochet Meditation


Mindfulness Exercise: Micromoments of Imaginary Crochet – this is one that anyone who knows how to crochet can do at any place and time to gain some inner peace and get grounded

louloudeane crochet heart camo

How To Use Unpredictable Colors in Crochet to Add Adventure To Your Life; a Hook to Heal exercise; image via louloudeane

redrocker9 temperature scarf

Crochet the Sky: A Variation on the Temperature ScarfPhoto by RedRocker9

crochet basket

Self-Care Exercise for crocheting a basket to curate items that you love. Pictured: Ombre basket free crochet pattern from Crochet in Color

stelcrochet frogging crochet

Rip It: A Letting Go Exercise; photo by StelCrochet

crochet heart for marinke

Valentine’s Craft Project: Partner Hobby Swap

doily embroidery hoop art

Framing your craft as artpictured: art by Maillo

hook to heal cover

6 addition Crochet Exercises from Hook to Heal!

Spring Cleaning: Organize!!

I also wrote a series of posts for the Craftsy spring cleaning project, helping crafters to organize and declutter their crafty spaces. I write a lot about this in Hook to Heal and consider it an important part of the process of crocheting for wellness so I was happy to be able to do some more writing on this for Craftsy!

how to organize your hooks and notions

How to Organize Your Crochet Hooks and Notions

how to organize your crochet patterns

How to Organize Your Crochet Patterns

use up crochet scraps

Ways to Use Up Your Yarn Scraps: Knit, Crochet and No-Stitch Ideas

organize crochet wips

A Plan For Working Through All Your WIPs, from Hook to Heal

de-stash your yarn

De-Stash Your Yarn


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