Crochet Therapy

20 Mindful Projects for Relaxation and Reflection

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436421


Page: 144

View: 4156


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.

Knit Yourself Clean

Author: Lynne Rowe,Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214939


Page: 112

View: 4857


"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"

Crochet Therapy

The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch

Author: Bestan Corkhill

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419721113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5422


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.

Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts!: Lacy Crochet

Author: Shufu-To-Seikatsu Sha,Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811860581

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 7983


Kyuuto! = Cute! Savvy crafters know that today's hippest designs hail from Japan. But it's near to impossible to find translated patterns. Or at least it used to be. With Lacy Crochet, we're proud to present one of the first two books in our brand new Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts line. Lacy Crochet offers 22 patterns for delicate accessories sweetlyrendered for the home and wardrobe. This book enjoyed huge success on its home shores. The pages burst with quirky color photographs, step-by-step directions, and helpful technical illustrations. At last, the appeal of authentic Japanese contentwith the ease of English instruction. Stay tuned for more in coming seasons!

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

View: 7552


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.

Mandalas to Crochet

30 Great Patterns

Author: Haafner Linssen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250083052

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5775


Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community. Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.

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

View: 2721


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.

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

View: 6626


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.

Supersize Crochet

20 Quick Crochet Projects Using Super Chunky Yarn

Author: Sarah Shrimpton

Publisher: SewAndSo

ISBN: 9781446306598


Page: 112

View: 6203


"Go BIG with Chunky Yarn Crochet! You will love this collection of patterns for cool accessories to gorgeous oversized home decor items including a Moroccan influenced pouffe. The on trend design and the fact that they stitch up so quickly when you use chunky yarn make these crochet projects irresistible. There are 20 projects to choose from ranging from larger-than-life rugs and blankets to an over sized colour block cowl and hat for super-sized accessorizing. The projects are simple enough to be tackled by even beginner crocheters--you'll be amazed at how quickly you can make up the Slouchy Beanie! All you need to get started is a big hook and some yarn and you're good to go."--provided by

Knit for Health & Wellness

How to Knit a Flexible Mind & More...

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910291337

Category: Knitting

Page: 178

View: 2955


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.

Design Your Own Crochet Projects

Magic Formulas for Creating Custom Scarves, Cowls, Hats, Socks, Mittens & Gloves

Author: Sara Delaney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126596

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 7838


You love to crochet, but you’re tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney’s unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them. The companion online calculator helps create your customized patterns even more quickly!

100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet

50 Original Stitches & 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws

Author: Leonie Morgan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250049490

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3923


A comprehensive guide shares 75 original stitch designs for beginners through advanced crafters, explaining how to use colors and textures to create eye-catching ripples, zig-zags and waves. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Crochet Yourself Calm

50 Repeat Patterns and Motifs in Therapeutic Color Combinations for Mindful Relaxation

Author: Carmen Heffernan

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454710196

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5365


Keep your hands busy and your mind relaxed as you crochet this inspiring collection of 50 repeat patterns including mandalas, granny squares, and triangles. Focus on the repetitive rhythms of creating your piece, stitch by stitch, and you ll truly be in the moment. Your breathing and heart rate will slow, your serotonin levels will rise, and you ll have 15 beautiful completed projects to show off! "

Uncommon Crochet

Twenty-Five Projects Made from Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers

Author: Julie Armstrong Holetz

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607744570

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 1935


Black leather granny squares are anything but square, and hot pink organic hemp gives crocheted vases a decidedly modern cachet. In Uncommon Crochet, designer Julie Armstrong Holetz applies new ideas and unconventional materials--like wire, raffia, jute, sisal, recycled belts, fabric strips, and felted beads--to twenty-five patterns for bins, baskets, totes, handbags, clutches, jewelry, and more. Step-by-step instructions, detailed how-to photographs, and essential advice about creativity, design, and experi-mentation encourage you to play with fiber, add funky embellishments, and use your creative spirit to customize any pattern--even the ones in this book! From practical containers like Red's Goodie Basket (a stylish home for your WIP--works in progress) and Vintage Satchel (a sturdy retro messenger bag) to just plain fun projects like Petite Fleur Vases (tiny bud vases that hold water) and Sushi (crocheted California rolls, anyone?), Uncommon Crochet offers fresh twists on old-school techniques that turn simple projects into gift-worthy creations.

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

View: 6088


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.

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

View: 7200


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.

Cute Crocheted Animals

Author: Emma Varnam


ISBN: 1784943762

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7505


These five pairs of crocheted chums - rabbits, mice, cats, foxes and bears - all have distinctive personalities and enviable wardrobes to mix and match.

Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps

35 stylish ways to keep warm from lacy shawls to chunky throws

Author: Laura Strutt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782496246

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3454


Crochet your own shawls, wraps, capelets and more from this collection of stylish patterns

Ruby and Custard’s Crochet

Creative crochet projects to make, share and love

Author: Ruby and Custard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527708

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4858


This book will become your go-to crochet guide for years to come. Learn all the essential stitches with clear step-by-step photography and try over 30-easy-to-follow patterns to make beautiful and stylish accessories you'll love to make. Projects include beanie hats, berets, cowls, gloves, scarves and mittens for grown ups; cute hats, scarves and mittens, play accessories and toys for children; and gorgeous rattles, mobiles, blankets and cuddlies for babies. You can also make stylish home accessories, including Christmas decorations, that make the perfect gifts - if you can bear to part with them! Once you've tried the basic pattern, have fun customising designs yourself with your favourite colours and wools - this book shows you everything you need to know to master crochet and create bespoke creations.