More reasons to take up one of these hobbies!
Improves Math Skills
I wish someone would have told me about this when I was in school! Crocheting is a much more enjoyable way to practice math! With all the counting, rows, repeats, and patterns, both knitting and crocheting actually require a great deal of math to finish any given project. While most of this stuff is done subconsciously, the effect is the same stronger math skills!
If you struggle with anxiety, you probably are already aware of some helpful methods to distract yourself and ground yourself in the moment. Knitting or crocheting can help soothe anxiety by letting you do something with your hands. It also can be quite meditative once you get into the groove of a pattern.