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    Why Crocheting is Better than Knitting

    There will always be the argument of whether crocheting is better than knitting or if knitting is better than crocheting. Personally, I love both but there are reasons why I do lean more toward crocheting. So for those who disagree with me, that is fine because it is about the creative journey and this post is simply a subjective one. Here are my reasons why crocheting is better than knitting: This is obvious, crocheting is faster than knitting. The stitches tend to be bigger so you can grow your project faster. Many garment patterns can be completed in a week or even a weekend. Compared to knitting that is super…

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    Funky Needlepoint Kits by Jennifer Pudney

    If you are into crafts then the Jennifer Pudney range of postcard size needlepoint kits are perfect. Unlike larger needlepoints that can take months to finish the small size of these really funky designs will make each design fast to finish. What I love is they are fresh and fun. I have always shied away from needlepoint as the designs have been so drab, old fashioned and chocolate box. Because these are so much fun to do I am suddenly finding needlepoint incredibly relaxing. Currently, I am completing the one called Catnap. I plan to embed it into a cushion. When it is done I promise to post the photo…

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    7 Surprising Crochet Health Benefits

    Learning how to crochet can do more than you think for your mental health and happiness By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com Arts and crafts are more than just a fun pastime, they’re truly healing and restorative and are actually very therapeutic. In fact, the healing benefits of crocheting (and knitting) are numerous and range from simply calming you down and easing your stress to potentially relieving depression and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Crocheting doesn’t just help you if you’re the one who’s sick – it helps the caregivers around you, your friends and family that help you, love you and support you. It’s also a very good craft to…