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Links to 20 different crochet dishcloth patterns available for free online www.crochetconcupiscence.com

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“Em is a 50+ woman who went through an extended period of unemployment after a layoff caused by the economic downturn. She struggled with depression related to self-esteem issues until she got active selling her crochet work on Etsy. The new job, but more specifically being busy with crochet, helped break her cycle of depression.”

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a good story about an elderly crocheter but I do always keep my eye out for them. Crochet is something that you can do into very old age and it’s great to see the people (usually but not always women) who do that as a way to stay active and inspired and keep giving to others as they age. I recently heard from a woman named Patricia who had read some of these stories on my site. She wanted to share that her mother is one of those awesome women. She says: “I was on your website and saw where there are ladies that are still crocheting at the golden age of 100. I just wanted to let you know that my mother, who is 101 and will be 102 in February 2014, still crochets afghans and the sashay scarves. In fact she has made over 100 crochet scarves for the upcoming craft fair that we will be having here in Surprise, AZ. She is one amazing lady and I am so proud to call her my mother. She has made approximately 200 afghans in her lifetime!” I’m so glad that Patricia shared this. Her mom sounds terrific and I hope that it will inspire other older women to keep on with their crafting. It has so many health benefits including maintaining fine motor skills, keeping the mind sharp, building self-esteem, and more. If you know of an awesome elderly crocheter, I’d love to share the story. Use the “contact” button on the site to get in touch with me! Source: www.crochetconcupiscence.com

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Random bits of crochet that I shaped into flowers

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Designer Crochet Project: Roy Halston Although Halston was known a bit for being anti-hippie that doesn’t mean that he didn’t include crochet in his work, which is great because it shows different styles of crochet from that era. Indeed, crochet did come into some of his designs as well as into the Halston brand under other later designers. And in fact there’s some that is arguably hippie style. Halston doesn’t have a lot of crochet, but it peeks through.

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Want to see what crochet styles were popular in the 1970s? Here are twenty images: www.crochetconcupiscence.com

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This is one image out of 100 in a terrific roundup post showing the 100 most unique crochet scarves out there: www.crochetconcupiscence.com

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Crochet Saved My Life is a book about the physical and mental health benefits of crochet and other crafting.

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Learn all about how to crochet a cheap doily into a perfect placemat

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These five books are terrific resources to fully understand the history of crochet.

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