Crochet Beautiful art since an ancient times, and it is a kind of Handmade or Handicraft, also it is a useful and enjoyable hobby.
If you learn this hobby , you can create many things as :
clothes (hats ,jacket , blouses, pullover, foot wear) ,bags ,toys accessories , carpet , decoration , serviette, baby blanket and other things.
Definition of crochet :
Crocheting and other forms of Handmade or Handcraft .The definition of it :is a craft or project made by looping yarn on a hooked needle.
There is another definition of it :
Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle.
The word is derived from the French word “crochet“, it is meaning hook. Crochet needles, or hooks sometimes called Shepherds.’
Hooks are made of steel, ivory, or box-wood .and They have a hook at one end similar in shape to a fish-hook, by which the wool or silk is caught and drawn through the work.
History and origin of crochet :
The world traveller (Annie Potter) said that:
“The modem art of true crochet as we know it today was developed during the 16th century.
It became known as ‘crochet lace‘ in France and ‘chain lace’ in England.” And, she tells us, in 1916 Walter Edmund Roth visited descendants of the Guiana Indians and found examples of true kitting.
A researcher who limited her search for the origins of crochet to Europe, puts forth three interesting theories:-
1- It originated in Arabia, spread eastward to Tibet and westward to Spain, from where it followed the Arab trade routes to other Mediterranean countries.
2- Earliest evidence of crochet came from South America, where a primitive clan was said to have used it embellishment in rites of puberty.
3- Three-dimensional dolls worked in crochet. In China, In ancient time
It was impossible to find proof of crochet in Europe before 1800 ,also There is another source state that it has been known as far back as the 1500s in Italy under the name of ‘nun’s lace‘.
Benefit of this hobby :
It is hobby that offer the opportunity for deep relaxation, so it gives crafters a form of health benefits.
There are benefits including symptom relief for mental health conditions .
the most benefit :
1-It reduce stress there is “Study Reveals Crocheting Can Improve Your Mental Health” in 2018,
2- crochet is The two most common conditions treated with crafting are anxiety and depression.
3- It reduce restless thoughts and soothe the panic of anxiety, also crochet help to relaxation and regulate breathing.
4- It reduce anxiety because you are focusing just on the project at hand, instead of a variety of other tasks and worries.
5- It reduce the depression so It help the person to be productive again.
6- It increases the ability of person in a positive way , because you can make beautiful items to share with those they love.
7-This hobby is useful for patient living with OCD have found that crochet helps to interrupt their cycles.
8- It helps battle insomnia. Because most crocheting projects require only simple and repetitive motion.
9- It increase happiness.
10-It increase the great feeling that you are doing something productive with your own two hands.
So Crafting is something that people may turn to when they want to relieve pain without medication.
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