This *Is* Real
Excerpted from an interview with author P. June Diehl on Blogcritics.org:
I Hook by Night is an alternative Earth crochet-related mystery. There are two basic storylines: one takes place in modern times and follows the adventures of a group of crocheters as they search for the reason that crochet is looked down upon. Lots of mystery and discovery of the past is involved. The other part of the story starts around 1550 and follows Elizabeth, an avid crocheter who’s falsely accused of witchcraft, and her offspring who keep the art and craft of crochet alive.
I'm withholding judgment.