I thought this was very exciting - and who can resist a fun infographic!? Please enjoy this guest post by 10x Digital and Coupon Box!
No longer considered an out-dated diversion to help housewives wile away the hours, over the past 15+ years, knitting and crocheting have become popular pastimes, enjoyed by crafters across various generations. In fact, the Craft Yarn Council estimates that over 38 million people worldwide participate in these creative outlets.
Many knitters and crocheters find social stimulation from this shared interest, while some use the activity to unwind after a busy workday, and still others turn their knack for knitting into a charitable cause, donating scarves and gloves to community organizations. But, regardless of the motivation, hobbyists from all age groups have revived this time-honored art.
As the DIY trend continues to gain momentum in today’s society, more Americans have become inspired to try knitting and crocheting for themselves. Case in point, 10x Digital and Coupon Box recently conducted a survey asking respondents to identify which pastime they’re most likely to try in 2016. Of the 3,500 18-65 year old respondents, 16.4% pegged knitting and crocheting as their #1 choice. A large part of the support for knitting and crocheting came from the 18-34 year old crowd, further dispelling the long-outdated notion that this is for your grandma.
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Jess | Make and Do Crew
Booya! I'm glad we beat "drones" and "pickleball." I hope all 16% of people take up knitting and crocheting. I think more people could use a meditative hobby to keep their hands busy and their minds calm. Shared on FB and Twitter 🙂
😀 Hahaha, no kidding! Thank you Jess!
Not only did we beat pickle ball and hover boarding, but crocheting and knitting is a great way to give back. Charity crocheting is 1/2 of my time in my favorite hobby.
Even with sharp pointy sticks and needles, it's safer than hoverboarding! Heh!