Benefits Of Yarn Crafting

knittingOne of the most common hobbies that people have nowadays are knitting and crocheting. These tasks are mostly done by women. We can always picture out someone old doing these things but no, these are also done by people of other ages. There are also young ones who are into these things.

So what does a person really do when knitting or crocheting? How does these two differ from each other? Those who are not familiar with knitting and crocheting may say that these two are the same but they are not. Know the different between knitting and crocheting from here:

Understanding The Differences Between Knitting and Crochet

There are important structural differences between crocheted fabric and knitted fabric.

Both crochet and knitting involve manipulating loops of yarn. With (weft) knitting (the kind of knitting closest to crochet if there can be said to be such a thing), the loops build on each other in a way that requires multiple active loops to be held on the needles. Each stitch depends on the support of the stitch below it; if a knitter drops a stitch, the whole column of stitches below it might unravel.

Knitting and crocheting are considered yarn crafting. When a product is finished, the one who made it will feel very proud of what she has achieved. These hobbies are helpful in making you busy and creative during your free time. You can also give your finished products as gifts to your family, friends and loved ones. Do you know that it can also benefit your health? If your answer is no then here are the health benefits of yarn crafting:


Yarn heals. Whether you prefer needles or hooks or a combination of both, crafting can soothe your body and mend your mind. Anecdotal evidence has shown this for decades and new research confirms it with science. The benefits people report are seemingly endless. Here are the top 10 yarncrafting health benefits.

  1. Knitting and Crochet Relieve Depression

Depression relief is by far the most reported and studied benefit of crochet and knitting. The repetition of the crafts has been shown to release serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.

crochetingSo whether you do knitting and crocheting for fun or income, it can also benefit you healthily. Good luck with your ongoing projects and I hope others who have no idea about yarn crafting were informed as well.