|Lydia Crocheting In the Garden at Marly|
Mary Cassatt, 1880
I've always joked that crocheting helps to keep me sane. But what if there are health benefits to crochet? I've had students in my beginning classes tell me that their doctor suggested crochet as a way to help with hand pain. I also know from personal experience that it is a stress reliever. Beyond that I hadn't thought much about it at all.
Kathryn Vercillo, Crochet Concupiscence, however, has thought about it a lot. She's also written about it in her book Crochet Saved My Life. Currently, she is taking a survey on her blog and is asking for more responses. I've taken it myself, and I'm very interested to learn what the results conclude. I hope you'll take a few minutes to share have your experiences. Has crochet had health benefits for you?