This cute red and blue crochet heart is a free pattern created specifically for the purpose of donation to the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). It was designed as part of a project by Ali of Get Hooked on Crochet in response to her own experience of living through head and neck cancer. I’ve been inspired by her strength and beauty as I’ve watched her go through her own journey online. Let me tell you all about how you can help … Crochet Heart Pins for DCCF You can find the free crochet heart pattern on Ali’s website; note that the instructions are in UK terms. The idea is that you crochet one or more hearts and attach tac pins / brooch pins to them. The completed pins will then be sold as part of a fundraiser for DCCF. You can crochet as many heart pins as you want and there is…
There are many reasons that we crochet in bed – from the joy of relaxing there to the necessity of finding something productive and creative to do when stuck on bed rest. Unfortunately, it is common to lose crochet hooks and notions in the bed, something annoying for the able-bodied and worse for those with physical limitations. Chetnanigans helps solve the problem with the smart, simple solution of a bedside organizer.
I was so inspired by my interview with Tumaini and Chason, which appears in my monthly “Crochet Heals” column in the current issue of Happily Hooked digital magazine. These creative artists are so incredibly inspiring. Here are some photos and questions that didn’t make it into the original article …
Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Crochet Heals) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 issue.
Crochet artist team Alyssa and Liz of Threadwinners share their thoughts on the health benefits of crochet and the general benefits they’ve each experienced. Plus info on a project you can collaborate on with them if you’re quick!
Sheila Zachariae became a widow before the age of 30, losing her young husband to a two-year battle with cancer. The fight was long and hard and she crafted her way through it, stitching a new life together as the old one fell apart around her. Here is Sheila’s story in her own words, followed by an interview about her crafty life.
April is National Stress Awareness Month. There are many different types of stress, all of which can cause significant mental and physical distress for those undergoing the strain. Crochet has the power to help combat stress and its associated issues.