Why Everyone Should Learn to Knit or Crochet

crochet hat

This crochet hat pattern is great for a beginner. The pattern is from Lionbrand and is called the Metropolitan Hat.

Tossing aside all the laundry, dishes, paper work, and homework in order to sit and knit or crochet is something that everyone must try!!! Ignoring the squalor can be hard—I tend to feel guilty when I push aside all my writing work and housework so that I can work on my latest yarn creation, but then I quickly get lost in the clicking of needles, the texture of fibers running through my fingers— I transcend to a calm state of mind that is like no other. I forget about all my other worries and cares.

This is why we ALL need to learn to knit or learn to crochet! The power this craft has to transform you from a tight, stressed ball of energy to a calm, meditative mind is amazing! In fact, there have been studies on this craft’s meditative power that prove knitting and crocheting have the ability to calm the mind.

Learn to Knit — It’s Life-Saving

Not only does it calm your body and soul, yarn-crafting has the power to literally save your life. I have heard numerous stories of people that took up knitting in order to fight their alcoholism, or put down the cigarettes for good. Others have used this craft to stop eating past 7 o’clock at night, or to stop biting their nails.

Then there are the heart-wrenching stories of how knitting or crocheting has helped to heal someone’s loss of a loved one or to distract their mind during their fight of cancer.

Are you going through a hard time in your life? Do you need to find some solace? Try taking up this amazing craft—it has the power to transform your mind and take you to a place of peace.

Follow this link to begin to learn to knit now! Or if you prefer, learn to crochet, or maybe try both to see which one you like best.


About freelancewritingshelleylittle

Shelley Little has been a full-time freelance writer for 8 years. You can read her current work as a contributing writer at freshome.com or at her knit and crochet blog knitandcrochetblog.com

Posted on August 2, 2014, in Ideas and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m a stay at home mom to three kids under the age of 5. Needless to say, things get a little crazy. At night after they go to bed, I like to take at least an hour to crochet. It’s my “me” time and it settles me down and I get so much joy from doing it as well. Win win situation!


    • Yes, Megan. I can only imagine how busy you are with three under three! I was in your shoes not too long ago, but now my kiddos are 12,10,and 9. It’s amazing once the diapers and spoon feeding are gone—you will suddenly have a lot more time to crochet. Although, there are never enough crafting hours in the day, are there? Enjoy all your yarn adventures and please feel free to share here anytime!!!


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