Category Archives: crochet

More Pillars of Mental Health and Wellbeing

This came up in my email inbox:10 Rules for Simple Happiness Currently, I’m still sorting ‘stuff’, so this blog seems to have become a series of rebloggs and links to others – but hey, why re-invent the wheel!!?? There’s some … Continue reading

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learning crochet/teaching crochet

My youngest son asked me to teach him to crochet. He works nights as a security guard – those nights can really drag. What to teach? I started with chain stitch, but that can be boring. So I showed him … Continue reading

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Free Crochet Mitten Patterns

Here’s a link to a free booklet of crochet mittens – just right for the freezing weather here in the UK – http://www.crochetme.com/free-crochet-mittens-patterns/?a=cme130118 Instructions for stitches included – please note that it is in US terminology (same stitches, different names).

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Crochet Saved My Life – book review

I’ve mentioned this book before: https://delemares.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/a-simple-mindfulness-exercise-for-crochetets/ The latest Talking Crochet online newsletter includes a review at: http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters.php?mode=article&article_id=2842&key=CWNL ‘A wide range of afflictions are covered in the 304 pages, such as stress/anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder/addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss … Continue reading

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More free Crochet patterns – Beanies and other Hats

Just in time to make as Christmas presents- Here’s a link to a free crochet beanie hat pattern booklet: http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/138942/showcontent.aspx  – includes 5 patterns. For free booklet of 8 hat patterns, including beanies, ear-flap hats, a beret and a trilby … Continue reading

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A simple mindfulness exercise for crocheters

Here is a link to a very simple mindful crochet exercise:    http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2012/08/simple-mindfulness-exercise-for-crocheters/ Kathryn Vercillo has also written a book ‘Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet’ available at:   http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Saved-My-Life-Physical/dp/1478190450/ref=la_B001JPC6IO_1_1_title_0_main?ie=UTF8&qid=1344261385&sr=1-1  or in UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crochet-Saved-My-Life-Physical/dp/1478190450/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1 I have downloaded … Continue reading

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Crochet, Mindfulnes and Healing

Crochet : a useful skill to help overcome depression mindfully. Here’s a link to an article that explains how : http://kathrynvercillo.hubpages.com/hub/Crochet-Mindfulness-and-Healing ‘a rhythmic, repetitive craft like crochet can be a terrific tool for achieving mindfulness and also because there is … Continue reading

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