The S.T.U.C.K. Method

Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being

STUCK on Crocheting


I’m stuck on crocheting.

And here’s 27 reasons why.

1. Once you have the finished product, not much can be done to ruin it.  It can’t be accidentally dropped and broken. The worst things that could happen to a finished project is that a) you either get bored of or outgrow it, or b) no one ends up using/wearing it.


2. But, the good thing is, you can always recycle or use leftover yarn and make something extraordinary out of it!


3. You can feel indescribably fulfilled when you successfully follow directions to a pattern,


4. Though truth be told, figuring out patterns on your own can be as equally satisfying.

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5. You can crochet things that you actually need instead of buying them at a store, like a pencil holder,

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6. or fingerless gloves,


7. or let your imagination go wild with other unheard of ideas.


8. It’s something you can do alone in the space of your own home or that can be enjoyed in the company of friends,

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9. And the finished projects of the evening you organized can go towards a certain community cause.


10. You can crochet something simple,


10. or something more intricate.



11. You can create something that takes five minutes,


12. Or something that takes five hours.


13. You can crochet practical art,


14. or crochet a rug to beautify any room.

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15. And because it’s lightweight and compact, you can crochet in the car (as a passenger!), in front of the T.V. , while waiting for your child’s extra-curricular activity to be over, or at any boring really exciting community meeting.

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16. And there’s no need for any complicated or expensive machinery.  Just your G-d given hands and a small hook.

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17. You can allow yourself to be silly!


18. You can get your kids into it,


19. and they can end up making some pretty impressive stuff!


20. You can even donate your time at the local pre-school and teach more kids the fun and fulfillment of crocheting!


21. You can crochet birthday gifts,


22. And watch how kids’ eyes light up when they receive their very own, unique, hand-made piece just for them.


23. You can transfer the skill to other things, such as weaving,


24. And suddenly realize what else you can do with those skills!


25. You can enjoy wearing something that’s not made from China.


26.  And, you can connect with those who invested time and love into their own hand-made gifts to your children,


27. And admire their talent which you may have never appreciated before!

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I guess some things are just worth being stuck on.


Author: Shira Taylor Gura

Well-Being Coach, Podcast Host, Author of the award winning book, Getting unSTUCK: 5 Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being.

5 thoughts on “STUCK on Crocheting

  1. Love this Shir. It was really fun reading and so wonderfully written!



  2. Fabulous! Did you make everything? Happy thanksgiving to you And your family. Hope you are feeling better. Love your STUCK articles. I think you are very talented. You should publish your work. Looking forward to future articles. Love, elken

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Hi, Ellen. Yes, I made everything in this post. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! (Thanks for reminding me! We don’t celebrate it here!) And, glad you enjoy my blog. Btw, kudos to Scott on his new book!!!!

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