Crochet Therapy

20 Mindful Projects for Relaxation and Reflection

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436421

Category:

Page: 144

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Crochet Therapy is a unique and accessible craft book designed to combine the art of crochet with practical mindfulness techniques to bring moments of calm to your everyday life. The rhythmic skills and colorful repeating patterns created by crochet help to both relax you and encourage greater focus on the present—a vital element of mindfulness theory, which improves mental wellbeing. Patterns include beautiful crocheted mandalas with zen-like circular designs as well as other simple motifs designed to help engage you in a series of meditative exercises. Alongside these patterns are further mindfulness activities, designed to compliment the therapeutic effect of crocheting and boost your health and well-being. With the help of this book, crocheting can become an effective tool to manage stress on a daily basis, whilst also allowing you to impress family and friends with your creations.

Crochet Therapy

The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch

Author: Bestan Corkhill

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419721113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7497

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Crochet Therapy will inspire you to pick up a hook and take some time out of your hectic day to dive into colorful whorls of yarn. Focus, relax, and become more mindful by making more than 20 simple and colorful projects comprised of crocheted mandalas, soothing circles, and other beautiful motifs. Each repetitive pattern helps you engage with your materials, increase your well-being, and unlock your creativity. Mindfulness exercises accompany the patterns and complement the therapeutic effect of crocheting for achieving calm, stress relief, and becoming "effortlessly present" in your craft. Clear instructions and a host of finishing techniques round out the pretty projects and crocheted bounty.

Big Book of Crochet

Author: Leisure Arts

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1574864564

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Big Book of Crochet -124 designs for afghans, baby, fashion, gifts, and home are included in this compilation of crochet patterns.

Knit Yourself Clean

Author: Lynne Rowe,Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214939

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 112

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"Rowe covers ... essential techniques, ... [and] projects that have been specifically designed for mindfulness. The projects themselves are split into five sections: Quick and Easy, Portable, Group, Big, and New Skills. Within these sections, you can choose to make things such as a wash cloth, a hat, a blanket, a shawl and an evening bag, amongst others"--Amazon.com.

Knit for Health & Wellness

How to Knit a Flexible Mind & More...

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910291337

Category: Knitting

Page: 178

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Betsan Corkhills book will transform the way you think about your health, wellness and knitting. It rises above other self-help books because it provides an accessible tool which gets you actively involved in improving your health and wellbeing and shows you how to do this any time, anywhere. It quite literally puts the power in your hands.Betsan shares her knowledge of using Therapeutic Knitting clinically and integrates this with recent research, her medical knowledge, data from a survey of over 3,500 knitters from 31 countries, and numerous stories sent to her from knitters around the globe. Her writing style makes this an easy, enjoyable read whilst at the same time conveying valuable neuroscience, research and knowledge which will improve your life. Betsan is the recognised world expert on the use of Therapeutic Knitting for improving health, wellness and managing illness. She has pioneered this research since 2005.

Zen And The Art Of Knitting

Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity

Author: Bernadette Murphy

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781580626545

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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This volume uses knitting as a metaphor to discuss the unity of all life and the spirituality involved in all endeavours carried out with mindfulness.

Hook, Yarn and Crochet

20 Cute and Quirky Crochet Projects

Author: Ros Badger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849493086

Category: Crocheting

Page: 128

View: 1945

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Crochet is now just as popular as it was in its 70s heyday. The endless versatility of this yarn craft, coupled with the fact that the only equipment you need is a basic hook, means that crochet is gaining fans of all ages. This title features 20 simple but adorable crocheted projects.

Crochet to Calm

Stitch and De-Stress with 20 Colorful Crochet Patterns

Author: Interweave Interweave Editors

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632504951

Category: Calmness

Page: 112

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There is no denying the therapeutic effects of crafting. Studies show that needlework crafts like knitting and crochet have life-long health benefits including reduced anxiety and depression. In this collection of XX crochet patterns, projects have been hand selected by the editors at Interweave for crocheters to cast on and calm down. Patterns have been selected based on their ease to make, playful colors, and fun textures. The skill range is for the beginner to intermediate level crafter.

Boho Crochet

30 Gloriously Colourful Projects Inspired by Traditional Folk Style

Author: Marinke Slump

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435622

Category: Crocheting

Page: 144

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Discover how to use traditional crochet motifs in bright boho combinations, to create exciting, original and thoroughly desirable pieces like shawls, bags, purses, belts, mandalas, pillows and even colourful festive decorations. The introductory techniques section provides everything you need to get started with crochet, while the projects section provides patterns for fun and unique pieces to make use of your newfound skills. By the time you’ve finished with this book, you’ll have a beautiful range of boho chic creations for you and your home. The easy-to-follow patterns and expert tips in the book make these projects ideal for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter. The projects have been contributed by experienced crocheters and bloggers from around the world, so each project has a unique style.

Crochet Saved My Life

The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet

Author: Kathryn Vercillo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478190455

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 303

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Crochet saves lives. It saved mine.In the worst throes of depression I found myself sobbing on the bathroom floor, the tip of a kitchen knife pointed into my wrist. I was aching to break the flesh and bring the pain to an end. Through sheer force of will, I pried my own desperate hands open and replaced the knife with a crochet hook. Then I crocheted to save my life.In this book, you will get to know me through my story of depression and healing. And you will get to know other women as well. You will meet Aurore who crochets to stay in touch with reality as she deals with ongoing psychiatric hallucinations. You will meet Laurie who made a new life with crochet after years of a life filled with abuse. You will meet Tammy whose crochet helps her with the ups and downs of living with Chronic Lyme Disease. You will meet Liza who crochets through the anxiety of having temporary bouts of blindness caused by an undiagnosed health condition. Here are some of the things you will hear them say:“When I crochet I don't think about how my body is now broken; I think about how I can create something beautiful and useful with my hook and either yarn or thread.” -Vicki“When I'm anxious, I feel like a hollow hull. Crocheting helps fill up the void.” - Aurore“I couldn't pay for therapy, but a few balls of crochet thread cost less than $20 and provided me with many hours of crochet.” – M.K. “The feeling of the yarn and the rhythmic motions produced by crocheting are very quieting and help me regroup, recharge and become reconnected to my inner self amidst turmoil and confusion.” – Aimee“Crochet helps me put my pain on the back burner for a while. It takes my focus away from how I'm feeling and puts it in a more productive place”. - ShelliThe two dozen women whose stories are shared in this book are the women who hook to heal. We are not alone. Studies shows that crocheters are numerous; research and anecdotal evidence show that people of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of health conditions may find healing through their hooks and yarn. Join us on our journey.

Yarn, Yarn, Yarn

50 Fun Crochet and Knitting Projects to Color Your World

Author: Susanna Zacke,Sania Hedengren

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632201984

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Are you crazy about yarn? Of course you are! Follow interior decorators Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren as they redesign their world with vivid colors and playful patterns. Their exciting new crafting guide, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn, offers delightful and creative projects guaranteed to inspire and personalize your home, wardrobe, accessories, and more. Don’t buy a spool of ribbon when wrapping presents for the holidays—crochet an ornate cord instead! Protect your laptop with a crochet cover, and make a matching one for your iPhone. Make a shawl for a friend made of colorful granny squares, and crochet teddy bears for the kids. All while the ring on your finger is ornamented with a radiant crocheted flower. Featuring stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions for projects of all shapes, sizes, and sorts, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn is perfect for everyone in love with knitting, crocheting, and decorating with yarn.

Extreme Crochet with Chunky Yarn

8 Quick Crochet Projects for Home and Accessories

Author: Sarah Shrimpton

Publisher: F & W Media Incorporated UK Sr

ISBN: 9781446306260

Category: Crocheting

Page: 48

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A collection of 8 extreme crochet patterns for accessories and homewares, made from super chunky yarns and gigantic crochet hooks. So what can you do with extreme crochet? Anything you like! It's perfect for maxing out the classics: want a cushion? Super-size it with big yarn. A blanket?

The New Crochet

A Beginner's Guide, with 38 Modern Projects

Author: Marion Madel

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 038534614X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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A fresh, upscale approach to crochet, with 38 simple projects presented in 25 comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lessons for anyone just picking up this craft. Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cozy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags, and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repetoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasting stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical "beginner's" projects.

The Big Book of Crochet Stitches

Fabulous Fans, Pretty Picots, Clever Clusters and a Whole Lot More

Author: Rita Weiss,Jean Leinhauser

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604684518

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Increase your stitch repertoire! Access hundreds of crochet stitches that you can use year in and year out. From two of the most respected names in crochet, this indispensable resource provides excellent value. Find step-by-step instructions for more than 350 stitches, from easy to advanced, including shells, fans, clusters, bobbles, and more See a swatch for each stitch in a full-color, close-up photograph Locate quickly and conveniently any stitch you like; stitches are grouped by style for easy reference, and an alphabetical index is also included

Patchwork Crochet

Crochet Patterns for Cushions, Pillows, Afghans and Throws

Author: Kristel Salgarollo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446305331

Category: Crocheting

Page: 96

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Patchwork Crochet is a stunning collection of blankets, throws, afghans and bedspreads inspired by classic patchwork blocks. There are over 12 patterns with variations for throws, bedspreads and cushions that are both practical and beautiful. Designs include crocheted versions of classic patchwork blocks including the paper pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden and Nine Patch, as well as Log Cabin and Rail Fence. All the crochet techniques and charts are included to create these unique designs, as well as thrifty tips for using leftover wool and cotton thread. This colourful collection of patchwork patterns will inspire you to pick up your crochet hook and create beautiful blankets to liven up your home.

Hooked!

40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs from Weird to Wonderful

Author: Michelle Delprat,Cécile Delprat,Sylvie Delprat

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446305751

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Cute motifs including classic hearts and flowers as well as more quirky designs for skulls, mushrooms and seasonal-themed motifs such as gingerbread men. The motifs are fun, original and quirky and the patterns are suitable for crocheters of all abilities, even novices. As well as the motif designs, this collection includes tons of practical ideas for how to use the motifs in simple projects such as bunting and key rings, as well as embellishments on scarves and bags. There are seasonal projects for Christmas and Halloween so you can get festive and crochet decorations and gifts for family and friends.

Beautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws

40 Blocks and Stitch Patterns to Crochet

Author: Leonie Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782215431

Category: Afghans (Coverlets)

Page: 128

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Leonie Morgan is back with another wonderful book, showcasing her vibrant colour and stitch combinations. Featuring both block patterns and stitch patterns, there is plenty to please granny-square lovers and row-by-row enthusiasts.Each of the 40 designs comes with a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, a skill-level indicator, and a large photograph. Instructions and yardage are also provided for making afghans in three sizes: baby blankets, lap throws and bedspreads.With advice on picking lovely colour combinations and a selection of edgings to finish your project, and a comprehensive collection of crochet stitches and techniques, you'll have all you need to create your own unique afghan.

Dot-To-Dot Therapy

Author: David Woodroffe

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781785991004

Category: Games

Page: 128

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Joining a series of dots to create a finished picture can be wonderfully therapeutic as well as rewarding. The artworks in this compilation have been selected for their uplifting, relaxing properties. You will feel your anxieties melt away as you complete each of these specially commissioned pictures. Once you have revealed the images, you might decide to color them too, further enhancing your sense of achievement.A book with truly beneficial properties. A simple, rewarding way to de-stress and forget about your worries. Cheaper and more rewarding than orthodox well-being therapies. More than 120 beautiful images to brighten up your day.

200 Crochet Stitches

A Practical Guide with Actual-Size Swatches, Charts, and Step-by-Step Instructions

Author: Sarah Hazell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781863514583

Category: Crocheting

Page: 192

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200 Crochet Stitches is designed to get crochet fans discovering new stitches and creative ways of working crochet. It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how to techniques. Stitches are introduced accompanied by clear photographic step-by-step instructions, charts, and examples of the stitches- as well as feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colour-ways and how to use the stitches in garments, accessories and homewares. This collection includes crochet's most popular stitch styles: nubbly textured stitches, delicate lacy ones, technically challenging Tunisian, colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and ripples, and finishing techniques.