If you know me at all you will know beyond any doubt that I love to crochet. I love everything about it. I always have at least three projects going, one hard and two easy ones. I also have a list of mile long of projects I am planning for the future and wanting to crochet.

If I am in a car, talking to a friend or attending an activity or in a waiting room – I usually have my crochet bag close at hand. Crocheting and reading a good book are my two great past times in life. Crocheting is so portable that it could be taken just about any where.

Today I would like to share with you why I love to crochet.

Crocheting has a clear set of instructions with a clear beginning and ending. I know that if I follower those instructions that I will have a desired project. Crocheting has taught me the value of listening and following instructions carefully and how it affects the outcome if I do so.

Although I am not considered a creative person. I can, through crocheting, create beautiful things out of yarn. Crocheting has satisfied my creative passions. I might not be good at flower arranging, have a good eye for decorating or, given a voice for singing, still God has helped me develop the skill and talent to crochet. Such beautiful afghans for my grandchildren, stylish scarfs, hats and vests to accent my clothes, and useful things around my house, and delightful ideas for a friend in need.

It allows me to give someone a gift out of love. I can crochet my friends and family wonderful gifts that you cannot buy. As I crochet the gift for that person, I like to pray for the person the gift is for. This way I am giving two gifts, one the gift I present and secondly the gift of praying for their needs.

There is nothing so awkward as sitting around looking at people. Especially for me, I am socially inept at times in my opinion. Crocheting gives me something to do, when I am sitting around a waiting room and makes me feel productive. It also helps to start up conversations, just as soon as I am asked, “What are you making?”

It allows me to give my children personal gifts that will be cherished and remembered long after I am gone. I have had the pleasure of crocheting for each of my children and grandchildren an afghan for them to keep and to remember how much I love each and every one of them. I went out of my way to pick just the right one for each one. I am presently crocheting the last of these for my grandson. They are gifts that were made with an endless supply of love and effort.

It helps me to relieve any stress that I am feeling and it has a calming affect for me in my life. If you miss the post I wrote on this I have added the link that will explain this in more detail (Stress/Crocheting)’

My list could go on and on, but I am going to share just my top few reasons why crocheting has become such a large part of my life. Would love to hear some of your reasons.

Until next time keep those hooks flying.