10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Crocheting
Although crochet can become expensive for certain projects, it doesn’t take much money to begin.
Simply buy a crochet hook and a ball of yarn (skein).
*Tip: I recommend an aluminum size 6mm hook and a 100% acrylic light color yarn that recommends a 6 mm hook. Light color yarn is easier to see.
My personal recommendations:
Hobby Lobby and use their 40% off one regular priced item coupon.
Shop at Michaels and use their 40% off one regular priced item coupon.
You will also need a basic pair of scissors and a yarn needle like this:
You can crochet items you actually need. Clothes, accessories, blankets, coasters, cup cozies, washcloths, purses and bags, toys, potholders, etc. It amazes me that a ball of yarn can turn into something so useful and beautiful.
Don’t get me wrong, crochet has many types of stitches you can do and they can become complex. However, there are endless projects you can do with a basic single crochet (the second most simple crochet aside from a chain).
Because the basic equipment is light, you can take your work in progress with you. I have crocheted at the doctor office, riding as a passenger in a car, in the backyard while enjoying the sun, and probably in every room of the house. I have heard of people getting their hooks taken away at airport security, so be mindful of that possibility. Who knew hooking was so dangerous. Ha!
Gifting with Love!
Use your handy new hobby to make special gifts for loved ones. Handmade gifts are extra special, so create and give.
Much like Sudoku and crossword puzzles, crochet keeps your brain active. When following a pattern, you have to keep track of counting and stitching types. It requires a degree of concentration unlike some other hobbies. Make your brain work harder and try to create your own pattern, eventually.
My favorite reason! Crochet can be extremely soothing and gratifying. It is often repetitive, and instant gratification fans will definitely appreciate the craft. Number 7 and 6 complement each other. Click here to read more on this topic: https://www.marthastewart.com/1530011/crocheting-improve-memory-concentration-and-calm
Crocheting during times of great distress due to chronic severe pain helps redirect my focus away from the pain.
Did you know if you mess up in your project, you simply undo your mistake and do the stitches again? No waste! When first learning to crochet, you will likely unravel many attempts at that scarf or coaster. That’s one of the best things about crochet.
Crochet doesn’t require much physical activity and is something many people with disabilities can do. However, folks with hand limitations are likely to have difficulty crocheting. There are some tools to help with certain limitations. Do you have limitations that prevent you from crochet?
With growing popularity, the crochet community is full of wonderful people of all ages, gender, race, and religion. I have yet to meet a hooker (a crochet artist) who isn’t helpful. There are all sorts of supportive groups on social media, in neighborhoods, in churches, and in various types of community settings. Learn a new hobby and make some new friends!
I’m sure there are many more reasons to try crochet, but these are the reasons why I enjoy it so much. Do you have any reasons to add to the list? Comment below and share!
Thanks for reading! Join me in hooking!
Allison Marks, Spunky Owl