Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting

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The Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting

Knitting and Crocheting – Did you know doing a craft such as knitting or crochet has definite health benefits? Well carry on reading to find out just what they are.

Sense of Pride

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Having a skill like knitting or crochet is something to be very proud of. When someone complements you on your work it makes you feel good inside, well who doesn’t like compliments.


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Once you master the art of knitting or crochet, you will feel its relaxing benefits. The repetitive rhythm, motion,and strokes you do while knitting is like a meditation for your mind,body, and soul.


Decreases Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

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The sense of focus your get from your rhythmic motion while knitting or crocheting alleviates the symptoms of anxiety, stress and even depression. Also, sitting while knitting or crocheting can lower blood pressure and lessen heart rate.


Improves Motor Functions

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Knitting or crocheting improves the whole function of brain from the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, to cerebellum. Knitting or crochet can be very good for those who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, it can help them to improve the function of their motor skills.


It Slows Cognitive Decline

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Because knitting or crochet is good for our motor skills, it also stimulates the brain activity to keep it healthy. It was said that those who do crafts like knitting or crochet has about 30-50% chance to avoid mild cognitive impairment.


Prevents Arthritis and Tendinitis

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Just like brain, joints have to be exercise more to keep them healthy. Gently using your fingers builds up their cartilage, making it stronger, instead of wearing it down.

You can check out some of our crafting activities, including crochet in our crafting section. We have some easy to make free pattern crocheting.

Do you do any crafting? We would be happy to add a selection of finished products on to the bottom of this section. Just email a photograph to us at & title it “Crafting”.

Nanna Jane

9 Thoughts to “Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting”

  1. s powell

    This is a great hobby My grandmother crocheted and knit she lived to be almost 101. She always had some yarn when she wasnt busy doing other things

  2. Hayley Todd

    My gran taught me to knit when I was a little girl but unfortunately I have totally forgotten how! I would love to be able to knit, sew and crochet as it would help me relax and unwind after work!

  3. Deborah Mackenzie

    I can do both, but to be honest I really should do more of my projects I have in the draw!

  4. Margaret Gallagher

    It really is a great stress reliever
    Still a novice but getting better

    1. Nanna-Jane

      Great Margaret. Glad to hear you are still going. Believe me if I can crochet anyone can! xJ

      1. Margaret Gallagher

        I’m actually getting so much better-now the nights are dark I’m beginning to start crocheting a pair of booties and cardigan
        New addition to our ever growing FAMILY March
        might even have time for a blanket too

        1. Nanna-Jane

          So glad to here the news Margaret. My nephew and his wife had a baby girl last night, so more little ones to make for myself. Working on a knitted cardigan for Arron and a mermaid tail for Grace – in pink of course!

          Just find a blanket pattern that seems interesting and go for it. Do send me some pictures on Facebook of what you make. Have a great weekend. Jane x

  5. RachelSwirl

    I’ve tried it but just don’t have the patience.

    1. Nanna-Jane

      Keep trying Rachel. My late Mother in Law persevered & taught me a clumsy, left hander & I’m so glad she did as I know make things for my lovely grand children & family. Go on YouTube & find someone who you feel comfortable with & learn from then. x

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