Crocheting with IntentionBy Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 26 Comments
Crochet is a craft that can help you through. I’ve heard many stories from people who have crafted through illnesses, depression, and other tough times. The simple act of creating something and watching it grow can be a revelation. Being productive with crochet when other activities are too hard is a gift that inspires people to go on.
I’ve also heard of people crocheting prayer shawls, where the crafter stitches not only with yarn, but with intention that is focused in the crochet. It sounds like a beautiful act of love. Imagine receiving a prayer shawl from a loved one or community member.
Of course there are many organizations that coordinate charitable donations of crochet. Popular items are chemo caps, blankets, and warm scarves. I recently donated 13 items to families affected by Hurricane Sandy to Project Linus New Jersey, Inc.
When have you crocheted with intention? Have you used crochet to help you through or to create a prayer shawl? Have you ever donated crochet to a charity?