Crocheted Mood Blanket
A Line A Day, A Block A Month, A Blanket A Year
This year, I have introduced a new project to my routine. Some days are good days for me, and some days are not so good- that’s the thing with depression. Moods can change so easily.
It got me thinking… we all have those days where we feel like we haven’t actually managed to accomplish anything, but what if we did?
This is where my idea of a crocheted mood blanket came to me. Crochet is something that I have always found therapeutic. I read a book by Kathryn Vemillo called “Crochet Saved My Life”. In it, she talks of crippling depression and how the repetitive physical movement of crochet helped to give her something to focus on.
I guess this is where the spark came from. Imagine a crochet project made up of twelve “squares”; one for each month of the year. Every day, I plan to crochet a row in a colour that signifies the mood of the day. That way, even on my worst days, I will be able to say that I created something, and it will make me feel as if I have turned something potentially bad, into a part of something beautiful.
These are the colours I have chosen.
1. Rainbow — Hopeful
2. Yellow — Happy
3. Blue — Tired
4. Aqua — Peaceful
5. Red — Triggered
6. Black — Down
7. Pink — Creative
8. Green — Ill
9. Grey/Black — Sad
I’m hoping to post an update on this project once a month, so keep your eyes open for updates and photos. 🙂
Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.