About

Hi! Welcome to our blog. This crochet blog is designed to offer you a wealth of information about all aspects of crochet. More than anything, our hope is to inspire you to enjoy the craft in new ways, appreciating all of the diverse aspects that this “hobby” has to offer. I hope you’ll take the time to poke around and see all that there is to see here.

Blog History

This crochet blog was started in 2011 by Kathryn Vercillo, originally under the name Crochet Concupiscence. At the time it was common for blogs to post multiple times per day and this blog had that format – sharing four short news-style crochet posts each day. Over time, as craft blogging developed and the blog grew along with it – the site switched to emphasize longer, more in-depth, helpful crochet articles.

Kathryn’s particular emphasis was on the heath benefits of crochet. She says, “I re-discovered crochet in my late twenties, when I was going through a really difficult bout of depression. It helped me to heal, connected me to a great community and became a key part of my life. I started this blog to celebrate crochet and to do my part to help connect and honor all of the designers, crafters, writers and makers who are linked to crochet in some way.”

This blog was used as a platform to research how crochet heals and to share stories about that from a wide range of people. It led to the books Crochet Saved My Life, which is about the mental and physical health benefits of the craft, Hook To Heal which offers 100 Crochet Exercises For Health, Growth, Connection, Inspiration and Honoring Your Inner Artist, and Mandalas for Marinke, an outgrowth of a collaborative crochet project launched here on this blog.

In autumn 2017, Kathryn sold this crochet blog to Brad Buchanan. She has stayed on as a writer for the site.

 

What You’ll Find On This Blog Today

In addition to information about crochet health, you will find a variety of other crochet information on this blog. Beginners new to the craft can learn how to crochet (including all about crochet hooks and yarn) and will find tutorials for many crochet stitches. This crochet blog also has original crochet patterns and links to many top crochet patterns from around the web. You will find crochet book reviews and highlights of other great products from crafters as well as information about how crochet is used in art, science and fashion. People who love crochet should check out the archives to see all of the different information that the blog has shared over the years, from vintage crochet history to cutting-edge crochet technology. Have a question? Contact us here.

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  6. Hi, so glad to find your website. Thanks for sharing and having so much resouce. I love to crochet too!!

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  9. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Award for bloggers. Thank you for crafty inspirations :) Jaie (www.kukileaf.com)

  10. Caranthia White Reply

    Hi Kathryn! What a great blog you have! Thank you so much for featuring Flumps ‘ Stuff on your 20+ Amazing Examples of Teeny Tiny Crochet and Amigurumi article. I am so honored! I also learned the basics of crocheting as a little girl and picked it up again as an adult. My oldest daughter is on the Autism Spectrum and I became a stay at home Mom so that I could be at home to do therapy for her. Rediscovering crocheting has been so healing for me, to be able to creative again and be able to do it surrounded by my kids. I can easily put it down and pick it right up again. I love making amigurumi and stuffed animals for them, and hats too! It has allowed me to create an online business through Etsy to create some income. Crocheting is definitely a blessing! Congratluations on your book and for being so inspiring!!! Mahalo nui loa!

  11. Caranthia White Reply

    Oh, and I posted about your blog on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flumpsnstuff :-)

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  13. Dear Kathryn,
    Just wanted to say your blog is wonderful. It is very interesting, exciting, inspiring. I cordially keep recommending it to all crochet loving friends. :)) Keep it up! And, Happy New Year!

    Warmest Regards,
    Viki
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    Our friendly ETSY shops:
    – http://www.CloudMobiles.etsy.com (Art Hanging Mobiles)
    – http://www.Craftelina.etsy.com (Art Dolls and Eco toys)
    – http://www.CrochetDrawstrings.etsy.com (Crochet Drawstring Bags)

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your comment. Really appreciate the support! Will pop over and check out your Etsys now!

  14. Hi Kathryn, love you blog!
    I have been looking for a way to put my crocheting to good use. I found a program call “Give a Hoot” and everytime I click the link, it goes to your blog but I haven’t been able to find any specific information about it. Can you help? Thanks!

    • Kathryn Reply

      The project has now changed to Project: Love & Care. Still the same mission. Not sure if they accept the owls that they did before but I would guess that they do. Details at http://www.projectloveandcare.com.

  15. Comment
    Wonderful stuff, I’m a South African lady aged 28 and have been crocheting from home for a year now and I think I’m ready to take my stuff to the next level just don’t know any crocheting art shop from overseas I don’t know if you can help me thanx……………………….. love your blog!!!

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  19. Hi Kathryn:

    I am trying to get in touch with you regarding your
    10 Popular Free Crochet Patterns for Water Bottle Holders.

    I am trying to get the patterns for #2 and #3. The links do not seem to work. For #2, I get sent to www.axs.com. This looks to be a Hollywood gossip website. For #3, I am sent to a page called Interweave.

    Could you please check your links and fix this or if it is not too much trouble,
    could you send me copies of these patterns?

    My name is Angela and my email is [email protected]
    I look forward to receiving these patterns! I really like them.
    Thank you.

  20. Hi Kathryn,
    I fell in love with the Vintage Bridal 1960’s gown but I can’t find the crochet pattern to purchase it. Can you point me to it?

    Thanks so much,
    Nancy

  21. Bert Van Laer Reply

    Couldn’t find the thread, so here’s the c2c straight line color change I worked out:
    This is for 4 X triple crochet, but you will get the idea
    When it’s time to change colors, on the “short side”-
    SC, 1/2 DC, DC. 1/2 TC, (instead of CH 4, 4 TC all the way across), tie off;
    Then go back to the short side &, 1/2TC, DC, 1/2DC, SC all the way across with the new color;
    Then continue c2c
    the whole “trick” is to work from the same side twice.

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