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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4 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 .

  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

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