Crochet as Physical Therapy after Trauma

When you’ve suffered a loss, whether it is an emotional or physical loss, recovery can be difficult. Beginning the recovery process, much less even wading through it to get to the other side, can feel insurmountable.  Roughly two years ago, I experienced one of the greater losses I’ve yet to have to come out of:…

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8 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

Scarf season is exciting both for scarf wearers and scarf makers! And I’m always amazed at the variety of ways you can crochet a scarf just out of a few simple stitches. The combinations are endless! But how do you choose from all those patterns? No worries! We’ve scoured the Internet so you don’t have…

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The Monthly Mini-CAL you DON’T Want to Miss!

Vocabulary you need to know before reading this post: #shawtney–(always include the hashtag): a combination of the names Courtney and Shawna, the two editors of Happily Hooked Magazine. What is the #Shawtney Challenge? I’m glad you asked! It’s the best CAL on the Internet! This mini-CAL happens once a month. It’s super laid back. It’s…

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5 FREE Patterns Featuring Gorgeous Crocheted Cables

In August, Happily Hooked released a cables-themed issue of Pattern Pack Pro. It’s such a challenging theme to delve into because so many of us are intimidated by cables. I’ve personally never had any luck with them until I learned about Infinity Crochet and tried Shawna Underwood’s Briana Bag Design (found in the Cables PPP).…

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What if my work isn’t good enough?

Craft fair season brings with it a TON of stress and fear. How do I price? How do I set up? But maybe the most worrisome question that comes up is… “What if my work isn’t good enough?” And the heartbreaking thing is… Everything that can go wrong at a craft fair feeds into that…

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Bullet Journal Spreads for Crocheters

Ever considered bullet journaling as a supplement to your crochet practice? Bullet journaling can enhance your organization and reduce your stress whether you have a crochet related business, or just do it for fun. I love the organization–but I’m not gonna lie, I do it mostly as a secondary creative outlet. Many people make gorgeous art…

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4 Free Designs Perfect for the End of Summer

Every month our editors choose their favorite free patterns across the web. Here you can find inspiration and something to keep your hands busy. Although I am sure that you already have a bunch of patterns you want to make, but hey, what’s a few more? You know what they say: I’m not obsessed with…

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Upgrade Your Hooks

Did you learn to crochet on Boye or Susan Bates aluminum crochet hooks? So did I! They’re functional–they do the job. But if you’re spending more and more time crocheting better and better projects… It might be time to move up to some next-level hooks. I recommend getting something with a soft, rubber grip. Here’s…

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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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5 FREE Summer Vacation Patterns

Welcome to the BEST time of the year – at least in our opinion! We love summer and everything that goes along with it…well aside from mosquitoes. Sun, warmth, picnics, bonfires, road trips, lightning bugs–what’s not to love? Now besides all these fantastic things that summer brings, we are sharing 5 free patterns from across…

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