Crocheting and knitting were initially considered simple utilitarian tasks for people with lots of free time to do something useful. It was a great task for old people to put their time to use by making warm clothing, blankets or toys.
With time however, the trends changed. Crocheting soon became much more than a frenzy of the old but a craft with endless possibilities. Yes, you read that right. You can basically crochet anything and everything. Once you put your mind towards the artform and learn 3 to 4 basic crochet stitching techniques, you can make several items in a repetition of the same stitch or a combination of several stitches.
If we were to talk about the benefits of crocheting, oh there are so many! But really, how good is crocheting for you?
Several studies have taken place to extract the real benefits of crocheting. Scientists have been baffled to find out how beneficial a simple act of crocheting can be.
Benefits of Crocheting
Relaxes your mind
The repetitive and continuous stitching transforms the mind into a sort of a mindfulness that is very similar to meditation. Without actually meditating the traditional way, you are reaping the benefits of meditation through crocheting. If you are somebody that has failed repeatedly on your resolution to start meditating, you should probably allow yourselves to try crocheting.
The dangerous side effects of stress are no new story. We are all very well aware of the implications of being stressed all the time. To combat stress, we indulge into sport, reading, swimming, etc. However, for those that want to change up things and do something more exciting, crocheting might be the activity for you.