Kathryn Vercillo, Writer

Areas of Expertise

Crafting/ creativity, emphasis on crochet

Self-help, mental health, psychology

Writing/ blogging/ social media

Secondary Areas of Expertise

Fashion, Art and Design

Personal finance and frugal living

Travel, emphasis on San Francisco

Technology, emphasis on mobile phones

Summary of qualifications

  • 10+ years online and print writing experience
  • Extensive blogging experience on WordPress, Typepad and Blogger
  • Professional guest blogging
  • Knowledge of social media and online promotion of articles
  • Professional editing experience including design and production of a quarterly literary magazine, one-to-one editing of manuscripts and overseeing the ongoing work of a staff of contracted writers.
  • Detailed research skills with proper links and citations as needed  

Select List of Freelance Clients



  • Patchwork Posse crochet expert monthly tips and tutorials contributor
  • Lion Brand Yarn blogger about crochet health (2013-2015)


  • Sulia, Crochet Expert (Social Media) (2013-14)
  • Telzio VoIP article
  • articles, news and profiles for World Cup 2014
  • SF Travel (2007 – present)



  • Handmadeology
  • Mind Body Hack blog
  • SF Indie Fashion
  • Jordana Paige, guest posts
  • Crochetvolution, accepted articles
  • Crochet Savvy, interview with the Author
  • Inspired Crochet, interview with the author




Additional links, including links to guest blog posts, can be found on my blogs page.

Print Magazine Publications

Crochet! Magazine, Autumn 2016

Interweave Crochet, columnist, 2012- present

Knit Edge, March 2014

Edibles, 2013

By Hand, 2012

Knit Edge, September 2012

Latina Magazine, 2012

UC Riverside, 2009

Latino University and Latino High School Magazines, 2009

Latino y Style, 2008

Skope Music Magazine, 2007

13 Minutes Magazine, 2006


Visit my Amazon Author page for additional information

Author of Hook to Heal, 2015, self-published

Author of Cracked Wide Open, 2014, self-published

Author of Crochet Saved My Life, 2012, self-published

Author of Ghosts of San Francisco (2007) and Ghosts of Alcatraz (2008), Schiffer Publishing

Contributing Author for Encyclopedia of Middle Passage and Hungry? SF Dining Guide


Most blog views, Fempotential, October 2016

Included in Top 100 Knitting and Crochet Blogs, February 2016; Top 100 Crochet Blogs, October 2016

Quoted in the book “Craft Art in South Africa: Creative Inspirations” by Elbe Coetsee, 2015

Invited to join panel of expert crochet judges for 3rd Quarter The Crochet Awards, 2015

Cited in Knitting for Wellbeing: What Is the Evidence by Mirja Rutger and Paul Dieppe, University of Exeter, 2015

Named Black Sheep Wools Blogger of the Month, April 2014

Crochet Saved My Life was mentioned in Craft Yarn Council video on yarncraft health

Sussle $500 Scholarship Winner, 2014

Made the list of Craftypod’s Top 5 Posts I Refer To Again and Again, 2014

Crochet Lounge Top 20 Heart-Centered Bloggers, award for best curator and storyteller, 2014

Quoted as a work-from-home expert by Simon Salt in the book Out of Office: How to Work from Home, Telecommute, or Workshift Successfully, 2014

Crochet Saved My Life received a 5 Star Review by Anne Boling for Readers’ Favorite, 2014

Sussle $1000 Scholarship Winner, expert (“savant”) in Crochet channel, 2013

eLit Awards Silver Medal Winner in Psychology sector for Crochet Saved My Life, 2013

IZEA Featured Publisher of the Month, March 2013

Named in Top 5 Craft Blogs, Insider Crochet Magazine, 2012

Runner-Up for Flamie Award for Best Crochet Blog, 2011

WOW: Women on Writing Interview, 2006

1st Place Poetry Prize, Prose-Ax literary zine, 2001

See full list of awards and recognition here

Additional Experience

  • Crisis Text Line volunteer, 2015
  • SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer, 2015
  • Waldorf Handwork Classroom volunteer, 2015
  • Jewish Culture panel participant, 2014
  • Diversity in Counseling Workshop, 2013
  • Volunteer Online Counselor, TeenCentral, 2012
  • AZ Foster Parent, 2003 – 2005
  • Intern/ volunteer, AZ Child Protective Services, Sexual Abuse Unit, 2003
  • Staff, Therapeutic Group Home, 2002-2003

See information about related training, awards, etc. here


Integral Counseling Psychology Master’s Program, CIIS, beginning Fall 2013

BAS, Public Agency Service with Community Service Emphasis, Northern Arizona University, graduated 12/03 (Writing-intensive degree requiring extensive research skills, APA formatting knowledge and excellent organizational / deadline-meeting abilities)

AAS, Social Work with Youth Emphasis, Pima Community College, 2002

University High School, Tucson, AZ (1994 – 1998)

See academic awards here





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