Contemplative Crochet: A Hands-On Guide for Interlocking Faith & Craft

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With Hook in Hand, Enrich Your Spiritual Practice and Renew Your Awareness of the Connections of Creativity to Spirit

What can you learn about yourself through your crocheting? What deeper symbolism lies behind the loops and patterns that you create? How can this simple activity help you make your way down a spiritual path? Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative book that will become your spiritual friend, your teacher and your sanctuary. Follow the crochet journeys of the author and other crocheters to discover how they have used their crocheting to explore and strengthen their spiritual selves, and how you can do the same. In this joyful and engaging look at a time-honored craft, you will discover ways to:

  • Find a Sense of Fullness and Gratitude
  • Have More Within a Structure of Less
  • Combine the Spiritual Practices of Meditation and Prayer
  • Create Tools for Intensifying Spiritual Practice
  • Find Your Spiritual Path with Crochet
  • Connect with Community Through Crochet
  • Make Crochet Uniquely Yours
  • And Much More

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From the Inside Flap:

Take up Crochet with a Whole New State of Mind--and Spirit The rhythm of the hook, the feel of fiber, the miraculous creation of beautiful fabric from thread or yarn--you know the satisfaction to be found in the simple act of crocheting. But is there a way to develop this sense of the spiritual into a deeper, more mindful practice? This joyful and engaging craft book will take you on a path deeper into your crocheting and your spiritual awareness. Follow the history, stories, musings and discoveries of Cindy Crandall-Frazier and other crocheters as they illuminate the spiritual lessons you can learn through crocheting. Whether individually or as part of a group, explore your practice through original patterns, meditations, questions for reflection and creative exercises. You will find yourself reaching for your hook and yarn as you read, inspired to take up your projects with a whole new state of mind.

Original projects include:
* Roots and Wings Paperweight
* Horn of Plenty "Deskie"
* Morning Glory Motif
* Prayer Shawl
* Pocket Mandala
* Almost Universal Prayer Beads
* "Way Opens" Scarf
* Friends and Tea Cozy
* Scrumbled Tea Steeper
* Lovingkindness Wristers

About the Author:

Cindy Crandall-Frazier is the author of Single Crochet for Beginners and Sock Doll Workshop: 30 Delightful Dolls to Create and Cherish and Contemplative Crochet: A Hands-On Guide for Interlocking Faith & Craft (SkyLight Paths). She is an educator and member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker).



Linda Skolnik created one of the most popular knitting resources in the world―Patternworks, a high-end knitting mail order company whose catalog has become a knitting bible for the world's most passionate knitters.She is coauthor of The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery (SkyLight Paths).

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