Amigurumi as therapy

I have really been trying to make this blog a COVID-19-free space, for my own sanity if nothing else.

But it’s overtaking everything I look at, every conversation I have. There seems to be no escaping the chatter, and that combined with living with an immunocompromised person who could be seriously affected by it has sent my anxiety skyrocketing.

So I did what I always do when I’m anxious (aside from hugging my favourite person); I got my crochet hook out.

To make a little COVID-19 virus.

It might seem counter-intuitive to spend time focusing on the thing that’s causing anxiety, but crochet is magic and I felt my shoulders relax as soon as I started.

Plus it’s hard to worry about something so cute.

The pattern is from Once Upon A Yarn, I used some Rico cotton from stash, and I filled it with pellets rather than stuffing so it also works as a stress ball.

I was going to put the usual “I know this doesn’t actually help anything so please don’t lecture me” bit, but you know what? Anxiety and stress have a negative effect on the immune system. By crocheting and lowering my anxiety I am doing something to help.

So I’m away to take some deep breaths and play with my yarn some more.

Stay safe, everyone.

Hannah

xXx

19 thoughts on “Amigurumi as therapy”

  1. Oh, I love how yours came out. I’m glad you found some benefit from making it – I was actually quite surprised how much better I felt after I designed it. It’s hard not to talk about COVID-19 when that’s all anyone wants to talk about. Crochet really is magic. Thinking of you, stay healthy and safe!

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  2. I love its little grumpy face! I’ve been thinking about crocheting some amigurumi too recently, it’s funny how making a cute toy is such a great way to reduce some stress, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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  3. This is such an adorable way to manage the fear and frustration. Vent all you need to! This is a stressful, unprecedented situation. If anything, I feel more solidarity reading these posts and knowing that my friends all around the world are going through the same thing. ::hugs::

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  4. Heeheehee! Oh, I love it! And yes, craft IS magic, so do what you have to do to keep your spirits up and your anxiety down. Plus that oh-so-cute scowly face really made me smile, so thank you! Stay well 😊

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