As you know, I am so deeply moved by how crochet heals us. It saved my life, mentally and physically! You can read about that HERE.

My life has changed so dramatically- and continues to do so every single day- that I started this very series called Straight From the HeART. The series delves into the lives of artists and artisans (YOU) to share how art has shaped us and continues to mold who we are. To experience the retellings of people making their own history, visit my series HERE.

This post is a reblog from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs regarding a new study by Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupscience. She is looking for volunteers to answer some questions. Read on to find out how you can help.

A new study is underway.

Crochet heals people. Studies have shown that the health benefits of crochet include relief from depression, prevention of age-related memory loss and stress reduction. As crocheters, we know that the health benefits extend far beyond this as well. We crochet for many reasons, not the least of which is because it is something that makes us feel good when we do it.

In 2012, I published a book called Crochet Saved My Life, in which I shared the many different ways that crochet help people. I related my own story of crocheting to heal from chronic depression and associated anxiety. I interviewed two dozen other women who shared how crochet helped them cope with symptoms of mental and physical illnesses. The anecdotal evidence from those stories, and from the many stories I received after the book was released, shows that crochet definitely helps people.

READ MORE:Β  via Exploring How Crochet Heals – A Guest Blog Post.

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Pattern: Cute Flare Sleeve Cardigan
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Well, I realized my tote was cramming full of things I don't even need!
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 There were receipts and other stuff sitting at the bottom of my bag for the past few months. Ring a bell?
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I knew I wanted to take the #minimalist route and this cute clutch is just perfect for starters. 
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I think this new pattern from @dabbles_and_babbles looks adorable!

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There are days when we just feel like trying new styles, right? 
The Wide Sleeve Sweater is so different and unique. It’s a chic new style that definitely deserves a second look.

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