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How Knitting and Crocheting Improves Mental Health The therapeutic and calming benefits of knitting and crocheting are intuitively clear. But research shows there is scientific evidence, too. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week in May, we are looking at the health benefits of knitting and crocheting. Both have been shown to help with conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety and dementia. When knitting alone people can achieve a state of mindfulness, and knitting and crocheting in groups provide a vital social interaction that is so often missing in our modern digital community. We reached out to the Deramores knitting...

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