Crochet club brings community together

  |  Published: Dec 23rd 2016

It’s the very definition of a tight knit group – and members of Hazlemere Library’s crochet group are hooked on coming up with some wonderful creations.

‘The Happy Hookers’ club was founded by Chrissy Shadbolt in March 2015. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has up to 15 regular members.

She said: “I approached Hazlemere library to start the crochet club back in 2015 and it has been a resounding success. The enthusiasm and humour in the group make it a great place to socialise and we are all good friends now. It is bringing everyone closer together and one member even calls it her crochet therapy!” 

“The Hazlemere library is one of the friendliest and most family orientated libraries. It is the perfect setting for our crochet club and we have been lucky enough to be given a great big table where we can all sit together.”

The group’s latest creations include hand stitched snowflakes which hang on the library’s Christmas tree.

Cabinet member for community engagement and public health Margaret Aston said: “Hearing about a group such as the Hazlemere Crochet club makes me proud to be a Buckinghamshire resident. Small community clubs really can have a big effect on people’s lives, especially on those who might be feeling lonely as they can meet new people and create lasting friendships within their community.”

crochet snowflakes on the tree
Crochet snowflakes on the tree
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