If you haven’t noticed the world has kinda taken a crazy turn.
Who would have thought that we would be living during the middle of a global Pandemic!
I know I certainly wasn’t expecting it.
Since many of us have been ordered to practice social distancing and stay at home, now is the perfect time to learn a new hobby.
I know what your thinking.
Crochet is for old ladies and grandmas.
But you know what? We could learn a few things from those old ladies.
Like the many benefits that come with learning how to crochet.
7 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet
Crocheting has a very low start-up cost and doesn’t require a lot of equipment to get started.
All you need is a crochet hook and a ball of yarn to get started.
Or you could use this tutorial to make yarn out of old t-shirts.
It’s definitely something you could start for under $20.
6.Provides a Creative Outlet
There are so many things that you can create once you learn the basic crochet stitches.
Most people only think of hats and scarves when you say that you crochet, but you can also make:
- stuffed toys
- Christmas ornaments
I could keep going, but I think you get my point
There are so many great things that you can make with your soon to be awesome crochet skills.
5. Sense of Accomplishment
Have you ever seen those awesome crocheted hats and scarves on Pinterest?
Maybe you’ve thought to yourself, man I wish I could make something like that.
Well, you can!
All it takes is a little patience and practice.
4.Reduces the Amount of Snacking You Do
I’m not sure about you, but since I’ve been stuck at home all day I tend to snack more often.
Crocheting can help limit those snack sessions by keeping your hands busy.
Instead of eating out of boredom, you’ll be too busy crocheting your next masterpiece.
3.Boosts Your Confidence & Self- Esteem
Crocheting can help build your confidence and self-esteem.
There are so many different projects that you can make once you’ve learned the basic stitches.
All of the more advanced stitches are just variations or combinations of the basic stitches.
Once you’ve mastered the basics you’ll have the confidence to try the harder stitches, which will allow you to make more complex projects.
2.Gives You A Sense of Control
There are not many things in life that we have complete control over.
However, crocheting is one thing that you have complete control over.
You get to pick the project, colors, type of yarn, type of crochet hook, and where and when you work on the project.
Even though these choices may seem small, they can make a big difference when you feel like you don’t have any control over your life.
1. Helps You Relieve Stress
Everybody gets stressed from time to time.
Crocheting is a great way to relieve stress on those days where you don’t feel like going to the gym.
The repetitive and rhythmic motions help to take your focus off the day’s problems and onto our project.
Gradually the stress of the day will wear away as you finish each new row.
There are many more benefits to learning how to crochet, then what I have listed today.
If you don’t believe me, then I guess you’ll just have to try it out for yourself.
Did you learn anything new about crocheting today? If so share it with me in the comments section.
During this series, we’ll be covering:
-how to crochet the basic stitches,
-how to read a crochet pattern,
-and the best crochet projects for beginners.
Until Next Time.
4 thoughts on “Crochet 101: 7 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet”
My mom had a friend a few years back who would crotchet custom miniature dresses and blouses for dolls. I’ve always thought her works were incredibly intricate and beautiful. When I have more time on my hands I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing this!
Hi Macy! Thank you for commenting. That sounds really awesome! I’ve never crocheted anything for dolls before. Yes, you should certainly give it a try when you have time. One of the other things I like about crochet is that you can take it anywhere.
I like to crochet, but I just don’t take the time to do it. Maybe one day I will slow down and finish a few projects I started years ago.
Hi Gina! Thanks for commenting. You’ll definitely have to pull out those hooks and finish up those projects.