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2020 Apr 03

Perspect Public Health

Happy Hookers: findings from an international study exploring the effects of crochet on wellbeing.


Burns P, Van Der Meer R
Perspect Public Health. 2020 Apr 03:1757913920911961.
PMID: 32245337.


With rising rates of mental health disorders being reported globally, it is imperative that we investigate economical and accessible ways to increase relaxation and reduce stress. While there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence as to the positive effects of domestic crafts on mental wellbeing, there is little empirical research in this area. As such, we aimed to explore perceived links between crochet and wellbeing.