If you find that crocheting will take up more of your time, you may feel justifying your hobby. From our point of view crocheting is a great use of your spare time — There are a lot of outcomes of crocheting for your well-being but here are some of the best!
If the last several months of the pandemic have left you feeling a bit unsettled and stressful, as we’re practicing social distancing and spending time at home. We found that being cooped up inside with nothing to do besides reading the news and disinfecting the house has made you bored and anxious. One of the things we find really interesting about pandemic is that it forced us to experiment in ways that usually we wouldn’t do. Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery traditionally practiced by women and also by elderly are great to develop hobbies during free time.
1. Relieves stress and helps with insomnia
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy published a study about the correlation between knitting and wellbeing in adults.
An online survey was conducted through an internet knitting site. Responses were received from 3,545 knitters worldwide. Quantitative data were analysed statistically to establish relationships and differences among variables and qualitative data for key themes.
Respondents came from a virtual community of knitters. The majority were female white adults and frequent knitters, who commonly reported knitting for relaxation, stress relief and creativity. The results show a significant relationship between knitting frequency and feeling calm and happy. More frequent knitters also reported higher cognitive functioning. Knitting in a group impacted significantly on perceived happiness, improved social contact and communication with others.
2. Best option to recover Depression
Whether it’s chronic or a temporary depression crocheting has been known to help pull you out of it or at the least get you through. It’s a creative outlet that can help you explore and express your emotions in a positive way. This type of happiness is important in the face of depression because it’s self generated and you can do it as often as you need to.
Crocheting is a calm activity that doesn’t strain the brain much. Researchers say that it helps to reduce depression and anxiety.
3. Good for enhancing body
Crocheting has proven health benefits as the small repetitive movements involved can keep your hands, arms and fingers supple and your eyes sharp. Look into ergonomically shaped hooks if you are doing a lot of crocheting, as these are easier on the joints. Crocheting can improve your memory, concentration, and sense of calm. Besides physically relaxing the body, knitting also soothes the mental state. For many, the practice of knitting is meditative, and allows the mind to pause and refocus, and soothes worries.
4. Keeps your mind active and sharp
The elements of math involved in crocheting (counting your stitches, being aware of the beginnings/endings of rows, totting up repetitions of patterns) all help to keep your thinking processes sharp, which many experts agree could keep conditions like Alzheimer’s at bay. All about remembering what you’re doing, When to knit and when to purl, what color stripe comes next, and how many rows go into which part of the project makes mind sharp. Knitting makes your brain actively rely on its memory, and the more you use it, the stronger your memory becomes.
5. Crocheting is creative and innovative art
Crocheting provides the children a new way to express their creativity. When a child has successfully completed a crocheting project, their self-esteem increases. In this world today, the more children we can help feel confident, the better life will be. By doing crocheting on habitual basis will lead to make that person creative as they develop this habit from crocheting. Crocheting is full work of your innovation as how good looking or smooth or what type of thing you make from yarn is totally your imagination and creativity.
6. Good for mind relaxation
The huge mindfulness movement that has grown around coloring and relaxation techniques also respects crocheting as a perfect vehicle for increasing your mindfulness. Repetitive crochet patterns are particularly good for inducing a mindful, open state. Think of rows of single or double crocheting for simple blankets or scarves — perhaps with variegated yarn to inject some color interest without the interruption of changing yarns — and you’ll soon be working your way toward inner peace.
7. Outcomes Of Crocheting builds your self-esteem
There are many days when illness leaves you feeling worthless. Whether it’s depression, chronic pain or just a cold that’s been hanging on for a few days, it can be immensely frustrating to feel like you can’t do anything productive. Crochet is a craft that you can do from your bed with limited energy. And yet, crochet allows you to create beautiful, functional items that you can use, gift or sell. You don’t have to have a reason to crochet other than the fact that you enjoy it. Nevertheless, it feels good to know that there are many excellent benefits to the craft!
8. Sharing and caring for community
If you want to share your best and handcrafted crochet as it is great attribute towards caring of society. If you want to use your needlework skills for good use, you can donate the handmade items of your chosen craft. You can give necessary clothing accessories to those needy child who are not available with these kinds of clothes. By doing this they will be very happy and seeing this will make you more happy and you will feel like sharing more with people.
9. Outcomes Of Crocheting helps pursuing good practices
Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals. They jeopardize your health — both mentally and physically. And they waste your time and energy. Crocheting helps you to focus your mind on one particular things and due to which mind doesn’t get time to think about bad practices. By doing crocheting mind of that person becomes stable which results in improvement of good practices in their life.
10. Outcomes Of Crocheting acts as a form of group therapy.
One of the most acceptable therapeutic settings for people to bring their crochet work is a group therapy session. Crochet is often allowed (and in some rare instances even encouraged) in both inpatient and outpatient group therapy sessions. People naturally have their defenses up when they enter group therapy. We all have reservations that we put up because we don’t want to expose our vulnerabilities.
But if you have too many reservations then therapy isn’t going to be successful. Crochet can help dismantle some of those in a group therapy setting. Individuals in the group may feel more relaxed as they crochet. Their emotional defenses relax correspondingly. The group may make small talk about the crochet that leads into a more serious therapy discussion.