Crochet for Stress Therapy

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Its been a little while since my last blog post .  Over the last few years and these last few months especially life has been very stressful . For those of you who have lost loved ones ie your parents you know how stressful and difficult life can become, it certainly makes you all growd’ up all of a sudden.  Well thats how I feel, but I have had a few constants in my world  to help me deal with this new life transition, my wonderful O.H. my beautiful Children and Granddaughter, my lovely Sister and of course my Crochet and other creative passions which help me look to the future.

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My Crochet Hook has had a fair workout, and has kept my mind occupied and busy and is wonderful for Stress Therapy.  March saw the arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ so it was a perfect opportunity to show the Ladies who come to my crochet class how to be creative with their granny squares and make some lovely mits.

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We should make mits more often beacause by the time we had nearly finished them to wear and show off, the weather turned into full blown Spring with glorius sunshine and a mini heat wave!  It did’nt last long before we were plunged back into winter but a nice welcome break maybe we should be hats next!

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At the beginning of March I joined in the the Casual Granny Cal over on instagram, hosted by Mandy of crochetbtyredagape, a lovely pace with squares being released every month or so, enough time for you to whip up 8 (I’ve only managed 3) in any colourway you see fit.  I also started the Seaside Stash Busting Blanket by the talented Elenora of Coastal Crochet,  available on her blog or instagram account, another nice pace and great to use up your stash of yarn with two pattern rows being released one on a Monday and one on a Friday, I must admit to falling slightly behind with this one, but enjoying all the same.

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Did you notice I seem to have a bit of an orange crush at the moment? Why not, its a great colour to slip in there between those blue’s for a cheeky splash of cheerful colour.

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Of course we could’nt let April pass by with out an Easter Bunny.  This little cutie was presented to my Grandaughter for Easter, she’s only 8 Months old and not surprisingly was more interested with the packaging!  This is one of many wonderful patterns by BubblesAndBongo from their fab Etsy shop, I could have bought them all, so many cute things to make.

Next time I will give you a quick update on my Diploma in Crochet progress. Its all going well and I am coming close to the end of Part 1.   Its lovely to be back sharing my makes and the crafters that inspire me with you and hope like me, if you need a helping hand dealing with lifes challenges, you take the opportunity to let Crochet or any Crafts that you love, fill you with creative comfort.

3 thoughts on “Crochet for Stress Therapy

  1. I’m loving all of your projects. The colours you’ve chosen for your blanket are very different to mine but they look fab and I love the orange splashes. The mitts look gorgeous too. I love how each one looks different with a different granny square. Can you tell us how to turn them into mitts please? I’d love to make some 😊

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    • Thank you for your lovely comments Julia! I just made 2 granny squares for each hand(any pattern) and made sure the size covered to majority of my palm, sew together leave a space for your thumb. Top and bottom ribbing in rounds, alternating front and back post stitches, make them to whatever height suits your wrist. For the thumb area I Made dc in each stitch around the opening and then continuous rounds decreasing where needed so keep on. We found in class that many of my students had to do extra granny rounds or a round of htr or dc as the final round of the squares to make to squares big enough to fit. I have very small hands so made them up in no time. Let me know how you get on 😊

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