A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the mulheres incríveis que gancho para curar. Estas 23 todas as mulheres generosamente permitiu-me para entrevistá-los para o meu livro, Crochê salvou a minha vida, where I was able to share their stories so that others can see how healing crochet can be. Today I thought I’d share a quote from each of those women and one from myself to help you get a sense of what we talk about in the book. The book is now available and can be purchased online here.


"A sensação do fio e os movimentos rítmicos produzidos pelo crochê são muito emudecimento e ajuda-me a reagrupar, recharge and become reconnected to my inner self amidst turmoil and confusion.”


“Quando estou ansioso, the concrete feeling of the yarn against my fingers is something to focus on.

Aurore’s blog


“Fibromyalgia stole my job and caused me to have to learn to be a different wife and mother. Crocheting is something I can almost always do and I can do it for others.”


Crochet helps me to calm down and relax, shifts my focus from misery to something interesting and pleasurable, and gives me the ability to create and thereby keep myself mentally healthy.

Elisabeth Andrée’s blog


“Descobri que quando eu fiz pegar minha agulha de crochê que minha mente estava tão ocupado contando pontos e descobrir um padrão que ele simplesmente não têm tempo para se preocupar. Menos preocupações significava menos stress na minha vida e comecei a acalmar. I just started to crochet like crazy just to get relief.

Em on Etsy


“I remember when Sandie had crocheted me a beautiful prayer shawl after I was raped. Eu não posso colocar em palavras o conforto que aquele xale trouxe e traz para mim até hoje. Espero que o cachecol verde-azulado fará isso para alguma outra vítima como o xaile de oração tem feito por mim."


“I can carry a granny square with me to work or just about anywhere. The repetitive motion is very calming for me, especially when I’m working on a pattern that is memorized.”

Jennifer Crutchfield online


“My ankle injury has caused so much upheaval but maybe it will end up very positively changing our lives forever. Crochet has played a huge part in this process.”

Katherine Dempsey online


That’s me! :) I had a lot to say on this topic of course, but here’s the quote I decided to excerpt for this post:

“Eu estava preso entre a proverbial rocha e um lugar duro e minha agulha de crochê serviu como uma alavanca para começar a erguer-me fora desse espaço difícil. Mal sabia que estava a acontecer e ainda esse gancho escavadas no fundo o núcleo do meu ser e levantou-me em um espaço onde eu poderia começar mais uma vez para respirar. In the most basic and obvious way possible I was creating a life for myself simply through the act of creating.


During one of my last OB appointments my doctor said to try to bring something in the delivery room that would put my focus on something other than childbirth, e talvez isso ajude. Imediatamente, decidi trazer um projeto de crochê. It definitely helped take my mind off of the pain.

Kristine Mullen online


If I was sitting, Eu uso feminino. I made things for my friends, my kids, the pets, I made rugs for the floors and doilies and even jam jar cozies. I did this to stay sane; it was a constant, it was predictable, it was a way to be in the here and now.”

Laurie’s blog


“Rowan’s Blanket Project gave me something positive to focus on whenever the grief was too much. Telling people about the project, Planejamento, and teaching gave me a way to talk about our loss without feeling guilty that I was burdening others. I had more than one person thank me because naturally they had no idea what to say when I told them about losing Rowan, but talking about my Project helped ease the difficult conversation.

Lembrando o projeto Rowan


“Fiquei impressionado. Not so much with the fact that I had been able to crochet while blind, but with the fact that those first forty-eight hours just flew by. Crocheting kept me busy counting, feeling the stitches back and forth to make certain that I had not skipped or doubled, and keeping the yarn from knotting. I had no time to feel pity and worry about what was to come.


What I didn’t know until fairly recently was how meditative crochet can be. Being able to have a small crochet project to work on anywhere – at home, on the bus, while waiting in line – meant I could create a quiet space in my head whenever I had a few minutes to spare. Those small quiet spaces can add up to a lot over time.

MK. Carroll online


“Eu tendo a acreditar que as reivindicações feitas para os benefícios de saúde de crochê - é bom para a gestão de stress, fortalecimento do sistema imunológico, pressão arterial regulação. Eu só posso testemunhar a sua ajuda com a depressão, mas como um sobrevivente do câncer, I consider continuing to crochet part of my general health plan.

Margaret Mills online


“Crochê é basicamente repetindo a mesma coisa uma e outra vez, e para mim que fluem realmente me ajuda a passar o dia. Mas ao mesmo tempo, Você tem que continuar a pensar sobre o que está fazendo, Então nunca fica chato. E você pode ser criativo, enquanto você está nisso – o que mais se pode querer?”

Marinke’s blog


I think for me, this was really the best craft to have served as my distraction. It took a minimum of supplies that were readily available to me, I could do it in my living room on my comfy couch, and I was making something for someone I loved.

Martha Stone online


The pleasant click of my favorite red, gancho de alumínio contra meu anel de casamento como eu ligar o fio que tece através de meus dedos é audível, tátil e aterramento. Não há espaço para se preocupar, p ' ra sofrer, para arrependimento, para a análise de quando eu focar um ponto de cada vez. O processo de cura tem precedência."

Nessa online


I can’t remember an exact moment when I realized how healing crochet was for me (one of the many downsides of not getting enough sleep as a new mom is having a terrible dearth of memories from those months!), but I just remember thinking one day that crochet had saved me in a very real way.

Rachel’s blog

Sara Jane

“When I sit at night, or in the car, if I’m at all tired – the legs start twitching. I will pick up my crocheting and the legs stop. I’m not sure if the same part of my brain that tells my legs to twitch also tells my fingers to move in a certain way, but that’s the way I think about it. Just knowing that I can alleviate the wiggles gives me great emotional relief.”


“Crochet me ajuda a colocar minha dor em segundo plano por um tempo. Leva meu foco longe como eu estou sentindo e coloca-lo em um lugar mais produtivo. Como eu tenho certeza que quem nunca senti qualquer tipo de dor pode dizer, if you are distracted from focusing on that pain it seems lessened somehow.”

Shelli Steadman online


Crocheting is a great stress reliever. Quando eu crochet, isso me relaxa e ajuda recebe minha mente de meus próprios problemas. Quando estou chateada, por algum motivo, meus dedos trabalhar ainda mais rápido; no entanto, completing the project calms me down and makes me feel so much better.

Sherri A. Stanczak online


It can become pretty depressing when you can’t walk or take care of your family or do anything you did in your “normal life”. Crochet was the only thing that didn’t change. My crochet was my constant companion.

Tammy Hildebrand online


"Quando faço croché não penso como meu corpo está quebrado; Penso em como eu posso criar algo bonito e útil com meu gancho e fios ou segmento.”

Vicki Sulfaro online



The cover photo for this book, mostrado acima, é por Julie Michelle


San Francisco com base e crochê obcecada pelo escritor, sonhador e espírito criativo!

5 Comentários

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  2. I only picked up crocheting in March of this year but I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I’m going through alot of stress in life right now and nothing calms me down more than working on one of my projects. There is something amazing that happens when you crochet, there is a quiet calm that just helps put so many bad things that are running through your mind at the very back and you live in the moment. I look forward to getting this book and keep up the wonderful posts :)

    • CrochetBlogger Resposta

      @TSML Thanks so much for sharing. Keep on using crochet to de-stress and make sure to take care of yourself the best that you can!

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  4. I have so much sadness between the happy. I crochet and the feel of the yarn, the colors and my favorite Tulip Etimo Gold G hook that my cat chewed the end of just become the most comforting things in my life. I am reminded that if imperfect things like my chewed up hook, can still create beauty in this world, so can I. I sort out problems, and heal from hurts and losses when I hold my hook and yarn and see the fabric becoming something real and tangible I can focus on. I have never known anything so soothing. It’s like my teddy when I was little. It is my safe haven in this world full of loss. My constant….

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