(Abrams, 2016, 144 pages, $21.95) Do you crochet for the process or the product? With Betsan Corkhill's new book, Crochet Therapy, you can do both! Ms. Corkhill designed more than 20 projects with the intention of creating calm and rhythmic approaches to crochet to encourage the most soothing and peaceful stitching experience.
She begins with basic exercises for relaxation and developing a meditative environment. She presents the projects to open the door to inspiration and reflection. Many of the projects are small and easy to stitch to avoid frustration and foster success. Pillows, mandalas, blankets, wraps, washcloths, jewelry and toys are included in the thoughtful collection. Ms. Corkhill puts into words what most crocheters already knew intuitively, that crochet is good for the soul. Add this book to your life as one piece of the puzzle of overall wellness.