I’m an enormous sucker for a good hobby. And with it being the holiday season, what better time than now to learn how to crochet? I have a history of the craft, but I never really did it on a regular basis. In fact, I didn’t really even think of it as a hobby. I just figured I had a few things to crochet with my Mom when I was a kid. But I have to admit, I’ve found a good number of things I like to crochet now. And that means I want to learn how to do it on my own.
It’s not just the fact that it’s a good hobby, but it also helps me to stay sane. Crochet is a good distraction and is something you can do for yourself at any time. So, I’ve listed five of my favorite reasons why I need to learn how to crochet. If you are in the same boat, I’m sure you’ll find what I’m about to say very true.
Reason #1: It Keeps My Brain Focused.
I’m an artist at heart. I love to draw and paint, and I am fascinated by the human body. Working with paper and canvas allows me to create what I see and experience. I’m an introvert and it can sometimes be hard for me to focus on more than one thing at a time. I’m sure the same is true for all artists.
It can be hard to focus on one project and still have energy for another. This is why I need to learn how to crochet. It helps me to keep my brain focused. I’m able to make something and have that sink in my mind. I can see it come to life and I don’t have to worry about it when I’m having an artistic day.
Reason #2: It Doesn’t Cost as Much as a New Car!
Crochet has become more affordable. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing more and more websites that have crochet kits for a decent price. You can find kits for just about anything. You can even find a beginner kit and spend just a little money to start. Even if you’re an experienced crochet addict, that’s still a pretty good deal. There are many tutorials online. You can find ones for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. I would have to say that I’m still new at this, but I’m getting better.