Addicting Crochet Baby Blanket
We all know crochet can be quite the addicting hobby, but there is no crochet pattern out there more addicting than this one! The repetitive nature of this crochet baby blanket pattern makes it super easy to memorize and fun to work up, so you'll be zooming through stitches in no time.
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This particular crochet pattern is written as a baby blanket, but there are actually five different sizes to choose from once you click through, ranging from an afghan square all the way up through a king-sized crochet blanket.
Choose your favorite three colors of sports weight yarn and get started today on this easy crochet afghan. Plus, check out a video tutorial of how to make this afghan below!
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Benefits of Crocheting
Did you know that crafting, especially working on something repetitive like a crochet afghan with a repeating stitch pattern, can actually be good for your health? The repetition of crocheting, such as when working on this crochet baby blanket, actually releases serotonin, a natural anti-depressant, that leaves the crocheter feeling much happier, calmer and much less stressed after their work than before they started. Crafting in such a way has also been shown to reduce the odds of developing mild cognitive impairment, so it helps keep your mind sharp and limber.
Knowing how to crochet can also help reduce anxiety by keeping your hands and mind occupied on the one tasks. This prevents you from fidgeting or having your mind wander. It also calms any irritation or nervousness and can also help combat insomnia. In terms of physical effects, it can help those with arthritis and crocheting keeps your fingers and joints limber, and it can help you keep your brain sharp.
Crocheting can also help you build your self-esteem by having you take pride in your craft, and it's a fantastic way to help you build a community or close-knit peer group.
Have you experienced any of the health benefits of crocheting?