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Love to Crochet? Me too!

668976 670805641 300x199 Love to Crochet? Me too!Crochet is a craft of the ages. With its roots set back in the late 1500s, crochet has traveled through time and around the world to be the modern craft we see today. Many people do not realize that there is a deep history surrounding crochet as well as many benefits that make it worthwhile. There are so many different reasons why I love to crochet.

I Love to Crochet Because it’s Easy!

Crochet is one needlecraft that does not require a bunch of different tools. You have one needle and one spool of thread. While modern crochet work is done with some type of yarn, it was once completed with delicate threads to create one of a kind lace works. Crochet is easy to learn as well. Whether you choose to learn from a friend, a book, or a class at your local craft store, anyone will find that it is easy to catch on with the basic stitching of crochet.

Health Benefits are Added Bonus

One of the reasons that many people enjoy crochet is that if offers several health benefits. The biggest one being that there are numerous studies that have shown how crochet and other needle crafts can reduce stress levels. Due to the fact that stress leads to a vast array of other medical conditions, many physicians recommend it as a craft that to help relieve stress and tension. Some doctors state that it is because crochet is a repetitive motion with helps put the mind in a meditation state, while others believe that the act help increase serotonin and dopamine.

Array of Projects to Choose From

With crochet there is a never ending list of projects that you can create. From dish scrubbies and pot holders to wash cloths and lace doilies to sweaters and scarves, the possibilities are endless. If you are unsure of where to start with crochet, just look to the many magazines and books that are available with free patterns for different sorts of projects. Some of the more popular items to crochet include baby blankets and slippers.

Money Earning Craft – Yep, I LOVE to Crochet!

While having a hobby can be fun, it is also nice to earn a little income to support your hobby. After all, how many sweaters and scarves can you really make for your family and friends? Selling items that are crochet can be a lucrative side business. Craft fairs open up a doorway for many crafters to show off the unique crochet works they have created. This is the best place to gain recognition and sell some of the items that you have made as well as take custom orders for special projects. Each sale can lead to more business through word of mouth or repeat customers if your work is put together well.

There are many different reasons why people enjoy crochet, but these are a few of my personal favorites. I love to crochet primarily because it is one of the best needlework crafts for both its benefits, low cost to get started and being easy to learn.

23 Responses to “Love to Crochet? Me too!”

  1. sherry says:

    I’ve crocheted since I was nine years old … learned from my grandma. In fact, a crochet blanket was the first thing I ever finished – IN MY LIFE. I did that when I was 18. I was bad to just start projects and never finish but I finished that king size blanket for my mom … well, it didn’t start out to to be king size – lol … but ended up that way! It just kept growing!

    My mom still has the blanket and I learned to finish a project.

    Yep, I love to crochet.

    Sherry

  2. Louise says:

    I have knitted for years but never really learnt to crochet so thought I might give it a go. Thanks alot for the link to the free patterns.Slippers here I come…

  3. Hello, two months ago I got back into crotcheting again after last doing this at high school,”much better than listening to the teacher lol”!! I ran into a problem where I wanted to colour combine my work, but instead it started to curl over, and now looks like an oversized tea cozy, Im going to have to start over as I was just guessing as I was going along, thank goodness I have found your site here because anything these days on crotcheting is very rare to find, and I can now crotchet to great patterns in future, Im glad I found this great site thankyou!!
    Greta J :)

  4. Rex Ryan says:

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on the topic of crocheting, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  5. Well written post about crocheting ~ my favorite hobby! To be truthful, although I read a lot about needlecraft I still picked up quite a lot today. Hope to read more from you in the future.

  6. Hello! Great article on crocheting. It contained good interesting info. I’ll be coming back for more info shortly on crocheting ideas.

  7. Celia Hunter says:

    Love to crochet and create but it does go in and out of fashion though.

  8. Crocheted tights – could that be a fab idea. Could start a new trend.

  9. Pam Storey says:

    Agree with your article. Prefer the delicate lace of old times to what’s generally used today. Call me old fashioned! :)

  10. Maria says:

    I agree with your post that crochet is the simplest and cheapest craft to have as a hobby.

  11. Pat Vincent says:

    I love the wide variety of projects that can be created from crochet too. Thanks for posting good content! :)

  12. Vickie K says:

    i don’t know why but crochet always reminds me of macrame. You don’r see much of that these day, probably after its heyday in the 1970s.

  13. Amalea says:

    Ciao,

    Nice post what you write about crochet. Hope you will write further in future.

  14. Stacy Taylor says:

    Crochet is definitely a very versatile hobby. Come Christmas time when the tree goes up it is adorned with lovely crochet snowmen, trees, and snow flakes. No chance of them breaking in storage either and they’re very lightweight to store.

  15. Kathleen Gilbert says:

    Being realistic and all that crochet is an older person’s hobby and unless they teach the younger generation who have all manner of electronic gadgets now it may well die out.

  16. It would be nice to start a project to crochet squares to be made up into blankets for old people’s homes and hospices.They look smart, colorful and are practical….

  17. Lisa Yates says:

    Im doing crochet red flowers that Im going to turn into Christmas decoration. Can’t wait to see them on the tree in December.

    Thanks for your inspirational post :)

  18. Jane R says:

    Hello,

    True that you build a name for yourself and people watch out for your craft stuff at future markets – nice to earn some $$$ too!

  19. Dianna S says:

    Cool post, I love to crochet too. It’s simple and quick and you can take it anywhere

  20. It is indeed true that to crochet is much more simplified than other hobbies in that you can take it almost anywhere, just your hook and thread.

  21. You have incredible information here because I had no idea there was a link between crocheting and getting oneself into a meditative state.That explains everything!

  22. I believe it too that needle crafting can reduce stress. Fine post thanks

  23. Polly H says:

    You’re absolutely correct that crochet can be a great stress reliever putting one into a hypnotic state;)

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