7 Reasons You Should Start Crochet, Even If You Don’t Like Crafts or DIY

Noran Azmy
4 min readFeb 22, 2022

I took up crochet almost a decade ago when I was in grad school. The lack of time structure in academia meant that I found myself spending many hours of my day binge-watching Netflix, and I wanted to be doing something productive while watching to try and justify this amount of wasted time.

I get a bit impatient with crafts and DIY projects, and I also don’t enjoy items that look too “crafty” or handmade, but that’s exactly why I think crochet is a great hobby to take up, and here’s why.

Noran Azmy

A software engineer who enjoys writing on a variety of topics, including personal development, productivity, learning, books, politics, and social issues.