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Making with Meaning: 20 Meditative and Creative Crochet Projects

Making with Meaning: 20 Meditative and Creative Crochet Projects

by Jessica Carey


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A thoughtful, purposeful approach to prioritize time for making, adding more meaning and intention to your life.

From cooking and cleaning to children’s events to business meetings to just about everything else, it’s hard to find quiet moments to just be. Jessica Carey has found that her best times for be-ingare when she is making. Hers is an inspiring approach to a beloved pastime, putting to use the meditative and therapeutic benefits of working with your hands. Featuring more than 20 different crochet patterns to inspire you as you make time for making, the book offers instructions to those who want to begin their crochet journey and teaches how to crochet through detailed explanation and visual guidance. Projects vary in skill level but are all designed for readers to be able to free their minds, leaving space for stitch-repetition to kick in. Accompanied by essays focused on gratitude, creativity, and living with intention, among other topics, the book invites you to take time to reflect on these themes and their presence in your life. Jessica offers support and encouragement so that you can strengthen more than just your crochet skills as you explore this adventure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419740626
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 663,250
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jessica Carey of The Hook Nook is a trendsetting fiber artist and maker advocate. She lives with her family in Salem, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

About Crochet 16

Basic Crochet Stitches 22

Gratefulness & Motivation 32

Gemstone Blanket 37

Charlotte Beanie 40

Mulberry Shawl 47

Twisted Pretty Headwrap 50

Healing Blanket Scarf 54

Perspective & Mindfulness 58

Hygge Forever Beanie 63

Venus Scarf 66

Bobby Poncho 71

Dottie Infinity Scarf 74

Evelyn Cardigan 81

Intention 86

Handmade Dish Cloths 91

Long Live Love Table Runner 94

Midtown Puff Bag 99

Sensible Storage Basket 105

Love 108

Amigurumi 113

Mathieu the Cat 114

Blythe the Bunny 119

Bram the Bear 122

Iona the Unicorn 125

Acceptance & Forgiveness 128

Courageously Beautiful Cowl 135

Halo Blanket 138

Nolan Top 142

Perfectly Imperfect Blanket 149

Worthy Blanket Scarf 152

Resources 156

Acknowledgments 158

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