The Benefits of Crocheting

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There are so many reasons why I love to crochet. It has brought peace into my everyday life, which is invaluable in today’s world. But, it is also so rewarding when I finish a project and it actually looks good! (which isn’t always the case) Seriously though, it really has brought me so much happiness to be able to create beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful) items. So when I found out that there were actual health benefits to crocheting I was so excited. 

When you think about it, it makes sense that crocheting can be beneficial for you on a deeper level. There have been times where I use it as a time to meditate and think about nothing else but what I am creating. These are my zen moments. 

But let’s dive into some other benefits of crocheting…

Did you know that there is such a thing known as crochet therapy? According to, this type of therapy is meant for elderly individuals that have dementia to help them with their memory and give them a sense of purpose. This therapy in particular is also said to be beneficial for individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Needless to say, as a byproduct, this kind of therapy is most likely also good for social interaction.

As if helping the elderly and those with OCD isn’t enough, according to, there was a study of 8,000 participants that showed that most of the participants felt calmer, happier, and improved memory after crocheting. The article further explains that taking up crochet is encouraged as part of a mental health plan and that it is a good hobby for practicing mindfulness. 

This is amazing news! Not only will you be learning an awesome new skill, but you will be improving your mental health at the same time. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a win-win in my book.