It’s a proven scientific fact that crocheting has therapeutic effects. If you love this craft activity as much as I do, you will find this tutorial very useful. Using an unusual technique, here is a tutorial for creating a darling heart-shaped cord. I can think of at least 1000 ways I could use this beautiful pattern. It would make a great chocker necklace, which is the hottest thing right now. You are welcome. Don’t forget to SHARE this tutorial with your crocheters.
Researchers have proven that just like meditation and yoga, needlework has relaxing effects. In fact, knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure, and reduce blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Also, craft activities boost up your self-esteem, giving purpose and great sense of achievement. Plus, it can put some money in your pocket.
New moms sometimes get overwhelmed and helpless during the first weeks. Many of them knit preemie hats and socks, which helps them cope with stress and provides a sense of order during hectic days.
In Toronto, there are many knitting therapy programs, including Knit to Quit, which helps smokers give up the habit. It is very challenging to smoke while knitting, when your hands are holding needles or hooks. There also exists a program, called Knit to Heal, for people coping with health crises, like cancer or serious illness of a family member.
Some people claim that knitting helps them control their weight. There’s less snacking and eating out of boredom, when you are concentrated on your handicraft.
Schools with craft programs report knitting enhancing social skills. And having to follow instructions on complex craft projects improves children’s math skills.
Handiwork with yarn can also help arthritic fingers to remain more dexterous. The elderly group of 70-80 years-old knitters report that their hands become less stiff and painful while crafting. Observed people of ages 70 to 89, who engaged in crafts like knitting and crocheting had a diminished chance of developing mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.
Knitting may also help with depression. 54% of clinically depressed people that were engaged in therapeutic knitting claim handicraft made them feel happy. craft activities definitely take your mind off many destructive things, including pain. Chronically ill patients report that knitting enabled them to redirect their focus, reducing their awareness of pain. Researchers suggest that the brain can process just so much at once, and that activities like knitting and crocheting make it harder for the brain to register pain signals.