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Crochet for Mindfulness

Updated July 26, 2023
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Crochet is not only a craft that produces beautiful handmade items, but it can also be a powerful tool for mindfulness and relaxation. The repetitive motion of crocheting can be incredibly calming, allowing the mind to focus on the present moment and let go of any distractions or worries. As you work with the yarn, hook, and pattern, you can sink into a state of flow, where your attention is fully engaged in the task at hand. This can create a sense of calm and clarity, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a crochet project can boost self-esteem and promote a positive mindset.

flay lay of blue and green items on a white background. Items include a crochet shell stitch swatch, a crochet hook, yarn, stitch markers, slices of line, foliage, a blue tea light candle and a postcard that says shh I'm counting.
Crochet for Mindfulness
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Relaxing Repetition

Crocheting a granny square can be more than just a stitch – it’s a mindful meditation. As you create each loop and stitch, the rhythm of the hook and yarn can transport you to a peaceful state of mind.

This classic crochet pattern is not only a great way to use up leftover yarn but also an opportunity to practice mindfulness and connect with the present moment. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let the simple act of crocheting a granny square help you find calm and relaxation.

a flay lay of a spiked granny square made in pastel pink, blue and cream yarn lay on a marbled backdrop with foliage to the left of the swatch.

Granny Squares

There are so many variations of granny squares, like the spiked granny square pictured. I have a selection available on the blog, click below to find the patterns.

Turn your granny squares into a beautiful project, check out these patterns below just click on the image to be re directed to the blog post for all the pattern details from mood blankets to work on throughout the year, sustainable fashion and pretty crochet home decor.

an online advert for a crochet patchwork blanket.
Crochet Patchwork Blanket

Focused Attention

Discover the power of simplicity with a crochet project that only uses one stitch. With fewer distractions and variations, this project can be a great way to focus on the meditative qualities of crocheting. By honing in on the repetitive motion of a single stitch, you can quiet your mind and fully immerse yourself in the present moment. Not only does this promote relaxation and stress reduction, but it can also lead to a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as you create a beautiful handmade item.

female holding a cream and purple striped baby blanket in a white room.

The Fast and Easy / Switch it Up Blanket is the perfect mindful project. Made up of one stitch throughout with no increases or decreases and you don’t even have to Switch it Up and change colours.

An infinity scarf is another mindful project made up of one stitch that you repeat until your desired length and simply slip stitch to join before fastening off.

a pink infinity scarf wrapped around a grey clothes hanger thats hooked on the back of a white chair.
You Can Crochet with Bella Coco

mindful stitches

Trying new stitches gives you the opportunity to focus your mind, breathe deeply, and connect with the present moment. Whether you’re following a pattern or creating your own design, the rhythmic motion of crochet can be incredibly calming, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

With each stitch, you’re creating something beautiful and meaningful, while also nurturing your own well-being. So take some time for yourself, pick up your hook and yarn, and let the mindful stitches of crochet guide you to a place of peace and tranquility. You can view the full stitch library HERE OR click on one of my suggested stitches below.

stitches that make your soul happy

a flat lay image of a textured crochet wall hanging in colours cream and beige on a marbled back drop surrounds by dried flowers.

Create a mindful wall hanging, this beautiful wall hanging was a mindful crochet creation by guest designer Nicola @bunnyandblossomhome

You can find all the details of how Nicola created this using stitches that make her soul happy.

Colour theory

a flat lay image of neural, beige and cream objects including a coaster, swatch of the basket weave stitch, shells, wooden buttons, beads and wooden crochet hooks.
Calming Colours

Explore the world of color theory in crochet and discover how to combine and contrast hues to create stunning designs that capture the eye and evoke emotion.

From warm and vibrant shades that energise the senses to cool and calming tones that soothe the soul, the possibilities are endless when you master the art of colour in crochet.

a moodpboard of pastel pinks, blues and greens for yarn inspiration.

For help choosing your yarn colours and to learn more about colour combinations click the button below.

If you’re looking for a project to work on throughout the year and learn new stitches along the way the Patchwork Blanket might be the answer to your crochet cravings!

Enhance your crochet skills as you work through this pattern Ebook and have a beautiful blanket to show off your efforts at the end of it, click below for all the details.

Patchwork Blanket

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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3 Comments

  • Jean Bradshaw
    January 21, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Hello, I am a member of the crochet society. What are you crocheting with the large wooden needle and 3 strands of wool. It looks very interesting. Xx

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 28, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Jean this was a project I did quite a long while ago and to be honest I cannot remember what size the hook was. The project never made it as a pattern as it got damaged:)

      Reply
  • Chris
    June 22, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Sarah. You have inspired me so much since I began subscribing to Crochet Society Last November especially as crochet isn’t my first craft but especially during lockdown. I am finding out that crochet is good for the mind and it is so relaxing and good for the soul. I am currently trying to create a space in our living room purely for my craft corner. In doing this sadly there has to be a mess to begin with. I started to do this following your crochet society box to do with making our own space. Thank you so much for all you do and how you have helped so many people with your crochet society subscriptions as well as your video tutorials that are so easy to follow. I used to struggle with a magic circle but have finally got the hang of it. Take care x

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