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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month - show your support - crochet a demonstration breast for a new mom or your favorite nurse or lactation consultant. FREE crochet pattern with newsletter subscription.

Aside from being a crochet designer, I'm also a Registered Nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation consultant. Over the past 15 years I've helped numerous moms learn to breastfeed their new babies. I've also had several close friends battle breast cancer. So - 

October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month are a big deal to me!

Beginning Crochet Course by Mastering Crochet with Angela Plunkett

Learn to Crochet with the Beginning Crochet Course by Mastering Crochet.

Crocheting isn’t just about yarn and hooks.

When you learn to crochet you are giving yourself the gift of a great sense of accomplishment! You are learning a skill that will help you relax, while channeling all your creative energies into a fun project. Crocheting keeps your hands busy, your brain active, and increases hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and range of motion.
Once you learn to crochet you will have an on going source of handmade gifts to give friends and family members for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions.

Tools of the Craft - What a Crocheter REALLY Needs

 What a crocheter really needs to crochet - FREE crochet video series - learn to crochet - beginning crochet

When you walk into any craft store it's hard not to get overwhelmed with all the choices! They have for sale every crochet hook, yarn, and more that you could ever need!! 

It's easy to buy everything that's "pretty" and then go home and wonder what you're going to do with it.

Debunking a Crochet Myth

Debunking a common crochet Myth - FREE Crochet Video Series - Learn to Crochet - Beginning Crochet course

One of the biggest hangups I hear from aspiring crocheters is "I'm not a Grandma! Only Grandmas crochet!"  

That is just not true!

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Crochet

FREE crochet video series by Mastering Crochet. Beginning Crochet - learn to crochet at your own pace.
One of the most frequent (and important) questions I get from people watching me crochet is:
"Why do you crochet?" or
"I'd love to learn that, but .... (fill in the blank)".

Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Crochet

Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Crochet - beginner crochet - by MasteringCrochet.com

You are busy! Maybe you have a full time job - outside the home or as a momma with a handful of kiddos. You have family, friends, and community obligations.

You definitely don't have time to learn a hand craft! Right?

Maybe, it's actually that you definitely MUST take time to learn a hand craft.

Several of us were recently talking about the benefits of crocheting, one of the many different hand crafts.

Here are the top 10 benefits that kept coming up: