Why crochet is good for you!

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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.

We’d like to know your thoughts too – share a comment on this Facebook post which helped us to create our list of all the ways in which crochet can help – we’d love to know how it has helped you!

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How is learning to crochet good for you?

STRESS RELIEF

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.

CREATIVITY

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.

MAKE FRIENDS

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!

CHARITY

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.

ANTI DEPRESSANT

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!

MINDFULNESS

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.


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18 Comments on “Why crochet is good for you!

  1. Ittibit Reply

    May 4, 2019 at 8:00

    No 1 was the thought for me but after joining this wonderful group it’s all of them. 😍

  2. janet Reply

    May 5, 2019 at 3:53

    I like to crochet but sometimes when i’m stuck or don’t understand a pattern it really annoy’s me and i feel like i have failed and give up .
    I do have Depression but i just don’t understand why i give up on crochet and other stuff that is going on at home .

    • hoozuki Reply

      September 13, 2019 at 6:29

      Hi Janet,

      I saw your comment and can completely relate. I have MDD and bipolar amongst many others; but I just recently started therapy again and even though I wasn’t feeling well, I wanted to go back to the hobbies I loved and one of them was crocheting. It was hard at first, but doing crochet really does help with mindfulness and slows your mind down to only focus on the stitches. I used to paint, but even painting stresses me out. Crocheting is the only thing that I actually find stress relief in (besides my dog) and it really works. I hope this finds you well and that everything is better since you last posted.

    • Sharan Reply

      October 26, 2019 at 12:38

      Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break and then return to it.

  3. Ellen Yates Reply

    May 5, 2019 at 9:58

    having learned to crochet as a young child while on holiday I got to a stage when I was busy with life and put my hooks down ….. then in 2015 I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and for quite a while could not concentrate on so many things apart from adult crochet books but in recent times I have found I can now take up my hooks and crochet have now taken the place of my new adult colouring books ……. I love to take a pattern and put my own spin on it <3

  4. KelliCrochetGirl Reply

    May 6, 2019 at 12:32

    I have never tried this before….it looks fascinating

  5. Patricia49 Reply

    June 2, 2019 at 12:53

    I’ve wanted to learn crochet since I was a child quite by accident I found a little craft sho that teaches crochet so I joined. We crochet, have coffee chat and have lots of laughs.
    I’m also enjoying this group and seeing the beautiful work the ladies do.

  6. MegTom Reply

    July 30, 2019 at 12:02

    I am a primary school teacher and took up crocheting in the last school holidays, it has changed my life completely and has provided the most incredible relief from stress!! I also absolutely love this website and all the beautiful tutorials. This will be a hobby for life. Thank you for providing all the inspiration and easy step-by-step learning steps!! x

  7. Lynn Reply

    October 26, 2019 at 12:47

    I never knew how to crochet. My mother in law tried to teach, my girlfriend she also tried to teach me but one day my mother bought me a book on how to crochet. In those days I was only in my early 20’s. But moving to live in the country side I joined a crochet class , since then I have won many prizes for my work.

  8. Betty McCrone Reply

    October 26, 2019 at 4:48

    It stops me dozing off ! Betty

  9. Theresa Emery Reply

    October 26, 2019 at 6:39

    I’m new to crochet but enjoy learning the new “stitches”
    At the moment I’m knitting little pinafore dresses for my young granddaughters but intend to pick up my hooks, starting with box 1 which is waiting patiently along side boxes 2, 3 and 4!!

  10. Skip1 Reply

    October 27, 2019 at 6:19

    I really love crochet but get very frustrated sometimes when I don’t understand a pattern.
    But l never give up l will get it eventually.

  11. Tina Horan Reply

    October 29, 2019 at 6:50

    I have paid for a years worth of boxes but I’m not able to login into the website because it’s not recognizing my email, but I’m receiving emails, help. I need the tutorials for box 1 because I’m struggling with the Willowfield Mitts row 5.

  12. Annie O'Sullivan Reply

    October 29, 2019 at 10:14

    I am chronically ill and in chronic pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and several other auto-immune diseases. Crocheting helps me relax and feel productive. My hands hurt when I start just like waking up and getting out of bed hurts, but once you get moving, the pain is not as bad. Your hands and body loosen up. My days are not perfect. Crocheting is the first thing that has actually been fulfilling since I was forced to quit working. This last summer has been an especially bad one, but I take pride in getting out of bed and accomplishing something even if it is only making my bed.

  13. Amber Earl Reply

    October 30, 2019 at 11:37

    I like to crochet to help with mindfulness and also
    I ike making things for people as they make the perfect personal gift especially for new babies coming into the world! It is is also a great way to pass the time as i find that i have been crocheting for hours without even realising it!

  14. Jyotika Reply

    November 14, 2019 at 10:52

    Hi. I loved this Infographic. I am doing a Crochet beginner’s workshop next month in New Delhi, India. May I use this as a poster in my workshop? I will give credits of course, as is mentioned in the infographic itself.

    • Hilary Pullen Reply

      November 20, 2019 at 7:55

      Of course!

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