8 reasons why you should learn to crochet!
If you’re a crocheter you’ll already know the amazing benefit that crochet has. I hope you enjoy this infographic showing all of the ways that crochet is good for you.
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How is learning to crochet good for you?
Crochet is a real stress buster – if your mind is full of 100 things it can help you to relax and unwind as you have to focus on the stitches you are making – it’s a form of mindfulness.
Crochet is all about self-expression, you choose the colours and the pattern – it’s not just about the finished product it’s about the whole creative process of making choices and learning new techniques from start to finish.
Crochet is a great way to meet new people – both on and offline. Look on Facebook for crochet groups you can join
or find a crochet group in your area – chatting and making friends comes more easily when you have something to do with your hands.
I MADE THAT!
Small achievements can have a big effect on our mood – being able to say “I made that” and holding a finished item can be just what you need to help stay positive even when you are feeling tired or unwell. Find out all the ways that learning to crochet can improve your life!
WARM & FUZZY FEELING!
Handmaking a crochet gift for a friend or family member is so much more meaningful than anything shop bought, especially when you have limited funds – learning to crochet will mean you can always make a personal little gift – even if it’s just an egg cosy with their initial on it!
Making crocheted items for charity will not only make some money for a good cause, it will make you feel better about yourself too – good deeds are great for building a sense of worth.
Being creative releases dopamine (it’s been scientifically proven! If you are suffering with depression or feeling low, doing something creative like crocheting will make you feel better!
Crafts which involve repetition like crochet are especially good for mindfulness as they help the brain to switch off and allow your brain to have a few minutes of relaxation away from stressful thoughts.