Why Crochet is the Perfect Hobby for a Beginner?

31 October 2022   |   Salty Diamond

Crochet is the art of creating fabric from yarn using thousands of loops and a single hook.

crochet granny square blanket

Yup, that is the best way I can explain crocheting. When I first started crocheting, I went into it blind, completely unaware of the different stitches and patterns. But I still ended up making a pretty good beanie on the very first try. It's been less than a year since I started crocheting, and I have already made so many things and learned a lot about the craft. Obviously, I still have many more things to learn, but I can confidently suggest crocheting to anyone looking for a new hobby. Here's why.

The magical thing about crocheting is how you can literally create a piece of fabric out of a ball of yarn. Once you start crocheting, there are unlimited possibilities. You can literally make anything with some yarn and a hook. So far I have made jackets, tops, bralettes, beanies, scarves, purses, bags, and cat collars. But there are so many things you can make. In fact, I recently started an Amigurumi project and it's a whole new world of crocheting I am excited to explore.

Another great thing about crocheting is how fast it can be. When you start crocheting, you may feel that it will take forever to create something so complicated, but it couldn't be further from the truth. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily finish smaller projects within the same day. Bigger projects may take more time, but it really isn't as time-consuming as you think.

Crochet is highly mathematical, so you will really enjoy the craft if you are good at keeping track of numbers. Personally, I really enjoy the mathematical aspect of crochet, because once you understand it, you can start making your own patterns and designs easily. Moreover, if you ever mess up, you can easily go back and count the stitches to see where you made a mistake.

Finally, the best thing about crochet is how amazing the community is. There is a crochet community on every social media platform and all the people in the community are so sweet and supportive. If you need any kind of help, you can always rely on the community to help you out.

So, if you were looking for the perfect hobby, crocheting is one of the best options out there. It is relatively cheap and required very little material to start, so virtually anyone can take part in the craft. Moreover, there are hundreds of colours of yarn to choose from and thousands of designs you can make, so there are no limits when it comes to crochet!