Crochet Heals: Inspiring Story Of How To Move Forward

Jeanna Smiley was inspired to learn how to crochet after seeing it work wonders for the young women in a detention center where she volunteers. Jeanna herself was going through a period of transition, and she needed something in her life that could help her to move forward. Crochet proved to be that thing. Although…

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Crochet Heals: Sheila Z

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Sheila Zachariae became a widow before the age of 30, losing her young husband to a two-year battle with cancer. The fight was long and hard, and she crafted her way through it, stitching a new life together as the old one fell apart around her. Here is Sheila’s story in her own words, followed by an interview about her crafty life.
Interview by: Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence

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Crochet saves lives (A true story)

Depression and anxiety were ruling my life.
I didn’t expect anything more than “ending boredom” when I first picked up the hook. Oh, how much crochet has helped me! And now, I have the privilege of sharing this craft with those who need it the most.
Crochet brings out so much self-honesty, and it doesn’t apologize for that. That in itself can be life-saving. I wanted to share this story with you because I think this kind of experience needs to be heard and shared within the crochet community.

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30 Days of Crochet Fun! October 2020 Edition

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If you’re looking for something to do, we happen to have 30 things to suggest. 30 days of crochet fun, Happily Hooked style!

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Teacher By Day — Passionate Crocheter By Night

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I was in desperate need of something—anything—to make me feel productive and creative again. This is when I really rediscovered my crocheting.

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Why Do You Crochet?

I’m going to tell you a little secret: what you do with your yarn makes the world a better place.

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Crocheting with Disabilities: Overcoming Your Challenges

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Hello there!  My name is Tasha Margette, the crochet designer and blogger behind Stardust Gold Crochet, and newest member to the Happily Hooked team!  (Sooooo excited about that!)  Many of us live with chronic issues and manage to crochet through the pain, but it’s always nice to find a resource for healing, and I hope…

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Happily Hooked’s Columnist Corner – Our Vision

Our Blog Vision and Information I’m Margaret Kavanagh, the new blog editor at Happily Hooked (as of June 2020). As you may know, Happily Hooked has a mission — to be the happiest place on earth for crocheters! So, it should come as no surprise that we want our blog to play a huge part…

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HHM Issue 30 — Rustic Autumn

Summer is coming to an end, and the kids are back in school.  The days are still warm, but the nights cool down; it’s the perfect time to dig in your yarn stash and plan some crochet projects to work on when the fall TV shows come back on!  (I know I can’t be the…

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Happily Hooked Magazine Celebrates Spring with Issue #24!

Happily Hooked Magazine just released Issue #24! Bursting with new, never-before-published patterns, interviews with crocheters, and helpful tips and tricks, this month’s issue is all about ideas to help you “Celebrate Spring!”

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