This crochet blog was started in 2020 by Anum, originally under the name Crochet Pattern Ideas. At the time it is 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.
Anum’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.