I’m grateful to my mother for teaching me to crochet when I was a child. She would assign me a project while she worked on her own. For years, I only knew how to make single crochet, but it was enough to keep me satisfied and busy.
10 Benefits to Learning How to Crochet
It was mesmerizing and magical to watch the yarn move through her left hand and then wrap around a hook.
In the article Benefits to Learning how to crochet, I sincerely hope that more people of all ages can learn to knit and enjoy the benefits of this craft. This is a short list of ten benefits I’ve discovered from crocheting every day, as well as links to some blanket projects that may help you get started on your crochet journey.
1. CROCHET MAY ASSIST IN STRESS RELIEF
Even the demands of everyday life place a great deal of strain on our society. Turn on the news or engage in a political debate with friends on Facebook, and the stress and feelings of uncertainty multiply.
Crochet is a form of repetitive motion that can relax the body and calm the soul. When I need to unwind, I prefer a beginner pattern with repetitive stitches.
Try the Crochet 7 Petal Flower Pattern, These beautiful and colorful simple crochet 7 petal flower are imaginative and ornamental for a variety of crochet projects. To get started on one of the many projects listed below, watch the guide!
2. CROCHET MAY ASSIST IN DEPRESSION
Depression affects people of all ages and demographics on a daily basis. Trying new hobbies and learning new skills can help maintain high serotonin levels. You could try the Crochet Baby Shoes Pattern, which might just be the mood booster you need.
3. CROCHET CAN KEEP YOUR HANDS ACTIVE
Crochet can benefit people who are OCD or even mildly OCD. “Counting stitches + invisible patterns made by hands twirling and swooping through the air = a very happy activity for one with OCD,” writes Madwhimsy in her blog post “healing your mind one stitch at a time.”
If you’re new to crochet, try our Tunisian crochet stitch as your first project.
4. CROCHET CAN ASSIST YOU IN CONCENTRATING
There are numerous fidgets available that help people focus, listen, and pay attention more effectively because they are actively doing something with their hands.
Crochet can achieve the same result. The added bonus is that you’re making something one-of-a-kind that you can use or give to someone else.
Try the Crochet Coin Purse With Zipper while listening to your favorite podcast.
5. CROCHET MAY BOOST SELF-ESTEEM
Your confidence may grow as you practice and improve at crochet. Nothing beats making a handmade item for someone else. As you complete each project, you will be so proud of yourself.
Try making a dish cloth as your first project using this video tutorial.
6. CROCHET TO IMPROVE YOUR PATIENCE
Crocheting takes patience and practice. You may need to practice a stitch several times before mastering it. You might have to throw out your work and start over.
This may frustrate you and make you want to give up, or it may teach you patience as you overcome challenges to get things right. After you’ve mastered a few stitches,the crochet baby hoodie may be the blanket for you.
7. CROCHET MAY ASSIST YOU IN SLEEPING BETTER
Babies enjoy being rocked back and forth because it is a soothing and calming motion that allows the baby’s brain to relax and fall asleep. Crochet can have the same effect.
Crochet’s repetitive motions assist the heart and brain in finding a similar rhythm to calm you down.
Our Crochet Thick and Creamy blanket could be something you work on each evening to help you sleep.
8. CROCHET WITH OTHERS TO SHARE AND LEARN
Consider joining an online group like our Facebook knitchet group as you progress and gain confidence in crochet to share your struggles and successes with others.
Crocheters are extremely generous and helpful. They will assist and encourage you as you practice your new skill.
9. GIVE AWAY YOUR CROCHET
Crocheters are a friendly bunch. They frequently crochet for others. Many charities appreciate donations of crocheted blankets and bags.
10. CROCHET GIFT IDEAS
Learning to crochet makes it easier and more meaningful to give to others. A handmade gift is appropriate for a variety of occasions, including baby showers, graduations, and weddings.
Crochet is unique in that no machine can replicate it. Each gift must be handmade, making it unique and from the heart.
The Single Crochet Baby Sweater is our go-to gift for baby showers. It comes together quickly and is a lot of fun to give.
Crochet has become so much more to me than a yarn craft. It is never too early or too late to begin your journey of learning to crochet, whether you are 12 or 82.
We hope that no matter how you crochet, you realize that you are bringing love and peace into the world, even if it is just for yourself. It’s great self-care.
I’m sending you my heartfelt love and internet hugs.