Knitting and Crocheting Voted Top Hobbies to Try in 2016

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I am so excited to see knitting and crocheting topping the list of hobbies folks want to try! I have Carrie from Coupon Box here today to share more about their recent survey and to share what other hobbies made the list … 

Knitting and crocheting voted top hobbies to try in 2016 ... See what else made the list!

Over the past 15 years, knitting and crocheting have gained widespread recognition among the younger crowd, particularly teenagers and twenty-somethings! According to Huffington Post, this surge in trendiness is due to the hobbies’ seamless blend of fashion and functionality. From iPhone cases and laptop sleeves to stylish scarves and quirky knee socks, the creative possibilities are extensive.

In fact, a recent survey conducted by Coupon Box and 10x Digital found that — of the 3,500 polled Americans, ages 18-65 — 16.4% ranked knitting and crocheting as the activities they’re most inclined to learn this year. The survey also indicated that a significant portion of this interest came from 18-34 year olds.

Not to mention, with both skilled artists and novice crafters catching onto the DIY movement, knitting and crocheting will continue reaching a larger, more diverse audience in 2016. The infographic below illustrates how these popular pastimes stacked up against the competition …

Knitting and crochet voted top hobbies to try in 2016 ... See what else made the list!

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2 Responses to Knitting and Crocheting Voted Top Hobbies to Try in 2016

  1. Marny CA March 3, 2016 at 2:49 am #

    Swedish Weaving aka Huck has been growing in popularity, too. In fact, there are SW conventions around the country.

    • Kara March 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

      I’ll need to look that up … I haven’t heard of it before 🙂

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