Hi! I’m Kathryn Vercillo and this is my crochet blog. It’s also your crochet blog. It’s designed to offer you a wealth of information about all aspects of crochet. More than anything, my hope is to inspire you to enjoy the craft in new ways, appreciating all of the diverse aspects that this “hobby” has to offer. I hope you’ll take the time to poke around and see all that there is to see here.

About Me

I am a Tucson-born, San Francisco-based writer and crochet lover. I learned to crochet from my mom when I was a child, although I didn’t stick with the craft at the time. I re-discovered crochet in my late twenties, when I was going through a really difficult bout of depression. It helped me to heal, connected me to a great community and became a key part of my life. I started this blog to celebrate crochet and to do my part to help connect and honor all of the designers, crafters, writers and makers who are linked to crochet in some way.

my crochet

Find all my social media accounts in the right sidebar. I’m especially active on Instagram as well as Facebook and Pinterest.

My Focus: Healing Through Crochet

Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

I write about all things crochet-related but my personal niche focus is on exploring how crochet can help heal people and improve their quality of life, both at the individual level and in communities. In 2012 I published a book, Crochet Saved My Life, which is about the mental and physical health benefits of the craft. I share my own story of crafting through depression as well as the stories of two dozen other women who crocheted to heal from a variety of conditions and situations. I always welcome new stories to share about this. I write a monthly column about crochet health for Happily Hooked Online Magazine and have published articles on the topic in a variety of print and online publications.

I followed up this book with Hook To Heal which offers 100 Crochet Exercises For Health, Growth, Connection, Inspiration and Honoring Your Inner Artist. These exercises will help you take better care of yourself, face fears, embrace adventure, create abundance, improve relationships, find balance, and make art that heals you from the inside out.

I have studied psychology at the Masters level and have committed myself to ongoing understanding of the benefits of crochet and the ways in which crochet can be used as a therapy. I offer email support to Patreon supporters based on my experience, education and continued research.

What You’ll Find On This Blog

In addition to information about crochet health, you will find a variety of other crochet stuff here. I try to cover the whole gamut of the craft, sharing the most interesting things possible as often as I can. Here are a few of my favorite topics:

crochet art crochet books crochet fashion

Some more unique topics I love include:

1970s crochet designers and artists – including where are they now

year by year explorations of the history of crochet beginning with the 1930s

crochet and technology

And of course everyone wants to know about:
crochet patterns

You can subscribe to this blog’s posts by daily email. I send a newsletter out monthly to Patreon subscribers. You can find blog sponsor / advertising options here.

Full disclosure: I use Amazon affiliate links on this blog. If you see a link to an Amazon item, it’s probably an affiliate link. However, I only recommend products I actually use and like.

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  6. Hi, so glad to find your website. Thanks for sharing and having so much resouce. I love to crochet too!!

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  9. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Award for bloggers. Thank you for crafty inspirations :) Jaie (www.kukileaf.com)

  10. Caranthia White Reply

    Hi Kathryn! What a great blog you have! Thank you so much for featuring Flumps ‘ Stuff on your 20+ Amazing Examples of Teeny Tiny Crochet and Amigurumi article. I am so honored! I also learned the basics of crocheting as a little girl and picked it up again as an adult. My oldest daughter is on the Autism Spectrum and I became a stay at home Mom so that I could be at home to do therapy for her. Rediscovering crocheting has been so healing for me, to be able to creative again and be able to do it surrounded by my kids. I can easily put it down and pick it right up again. I love making amigurumi and stuffed animals for them, and hats too! It has allowed me to create an online business through Etsy to create some income. Crocheting is definitely a blessing! Congratluations on your book and for being so inspiring!!! Mahalo nui loa!

  11. Caranthia White Reply

    Oh, and I posted about your blog on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flumpsnstuff :-)

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  13. Dear Kathryn,
    Just wanted to say your blog is wonderful. It is very interesting, exciting, inspiring. I cordially keep recommending it to all crochet loving friends. :)) Keep it up! And, Happy New Year!

    Warmest Regards,
    Our friendly ETSY shops:
    – http://www.CloudMobiles.etsy.com (Art Hanging Mobiles)
    – http://www.Craftelina.etsy.com (Art Dolls and Eco toys)
    – http://www.CrochetDrawstrings.etsy.com (Crochet Drawstring Bags)

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment. Really appreciate the support! Will pop over and check out your Etsys now!

  14. Hi Kathryn, love you blog!
    I have been looking for a way to put my crocheting to good use. I found a program call “Give a Hoot” and everytime I click the link, it goes to your blog but I haven’t been able to find any specific information about it. Can you help? Thanks!

    • Kathryn Reply

      The project has now changed to Project: Love & Care. Still the same mission. Not sure if they accept the owls that they did before but I would guess that they do. Details at http://www.projectloveandcare.com.

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    Wonderful stuff, I’m a South African lady aged 28 and have been crocheting from home for a year now and I think I’m ready to take my stuff to the next level just don’t know any crocheting art shop from overseas I don’t know if you can help me thanx……………………….. love your blog!!!

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  19. Hi Kathryn:

    I am trying to get in touch with you regarding your
    10 Popular Free Crochet Patterns for Water Bottle Holders.

    I am trying to get the patterns for #2 and #3. The links do not seem to work. For #2, I get sent to www.axs.com. This looks to be a Hollywood gossip website. For #3, I am sent to a page called Interweave.

    Could you please check your links and fix this or if it is not too much trouble,
    could you send me copies of these patterns?

    My name is Angela and my email is [email protected]
    I look forward to receiving these patterns! I really like them.
    Thank you.

  20. Hi Kathryn,
    I fell in love with the Vintage Bridal 1960’s gown but I can’t find the crochet pattern to purchase it. Can you point me to it?

    Thanks so much,

  21. Bert Van Laer Reply

    Couldn’t find the thread, so here’s the c2c straight line color change I worked out:
    This is for 4 X triple crochet, but you will get the idea
    When it’s time to change colors, on the “short side”-
    SC, 1/2 DC, DC. 1/2 TC, (instead of CH 4, 4 TC all the way across), tie off;
    Then go back to the short side &, 1/2TC, DC, 1/2DC, SC all the way across with the new color;
    Then continue c2c
    the whole “trick” is to work from the same side twice.

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