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

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  • In case you missed, we are giving away FREE Sweet Roll Yarn, Video Class and Pattern to make these beautiful fingerless gloves. 
It'll be a lot of fun and more savings for you!  So go ahead and check out the link to learn more!
  • When I am home chilling on the couch, I usually pull my hair in a bun. It makes me feel more relaxed and comfortable until I realize I have to run to the grocery! Gaaaah! Who else can relate? 😂😂😂 That's when my Pretty in Pink Messy Bun comes in really handy! Ever-since I made one, I always make sure to have one in my car's front compartment so I could just jump in the car without worrying about my hair and tick my errand as done even on a lazy day! <3 
Swipe left to see it up close!

Blog: simplycollectiblecrochet.com

Pattern: Pretty PInk Messy Bun hat

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  • If you have been following me for a while, you might have noticed that I love crocheting beanie hats. I usually crochet it for me or as a gift to my relatives and friends. 
This beanie hat is perfect to make this March and Celebrate Women’s month. Pink screams girl power and who wouldn’t love it?

I hope it's not too late to greet everyone a Happy International Women's Month!! P.s. I realized just now that this project matches the Market bag I previously posted. ❤

Blog: www.idealme.com
Pattern: Pink PomPom Cable Beanie
**see link on bio**
#crochetbeaniehat
  • Few days ago, I went for a quick errand and had a hard time running around with all my purchases in a paper bag. That's when I decided to create a market bag that has an open stitch pattern that is both fashionable and functional!

So here's a new pattern I shared in my blog that would help you get your errands done in style! I picked bold colors to make the pattern pop. 
If you are to make one for yourself, what colors will you choose? Let me know in the comment section! 👇👇 Visit the blog linked on my bio. Swipe left for more photos

Site: www.idealme.com
Pattern: Puff Stitch Market Bag Crochet Pattern

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  • Love is in the air! Have you seen my latest blog post on how to make this pretty sweetheart boot cuffs? 
It's the perfect time to make a pair or two; for yourself, your bestfriend or to anyone close to your heart! After all, that is what love means!

What do you think of this project? swipe left for more photos!

Oh! Happy Hearts day too!! Link on Bio. WWW.STITCH11.COM
Pattern: Sweetheart boot cuffs

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  • This is the perfect hat for someone who loves color and design. The little details make all the difference and set this hat apart from the rest. And the pattern is easy to work which makes it fun and fast. 
Link in Bio for Free Pattern! 
www.idealme.com
Pattern: Two Tone Fair Isle Beanie Hat
  • This is the perfect hat for someone who loves color and design. The little details make all the difference and set this hat apart from the rest. And the pattern is easy to work which makes it fun and fast. 
Link in Bio for Free Pattern! 
www.idealme.com
Pattern: Two Tone Fair Isle Beanie Hat
  • This is the perfect hat for someone who loves color and design. The little details make all the difference and set this hat apart from the rest. And the pattern is easy to work which makes it fun and fast. 
Link in Bio for Free Pattern! 
www.idealme.com
Pattern: Two Tone Fair Isle Beanie Hat
  • I love that this pattern gives a snuggly pair of gloves! The ribbed cuff is my favourite part! How about you?

Check it out now on the blog ❤️ www.simplycollectiblecrochet.com
Pattern: Moss Stitch Mittens
  • I love that this pattern gives a snuggly pair of gloves! The ribbed cuff is my favourite part! How about you?

Check it out now on the blog ❤️ www.simplycollectiblecrochet.com
Pattern: Moss Stitch Mittens

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