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.
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.
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
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:
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
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.