Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters

Blossom Lady
Oct 03, 2020 07:08 AM
Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters

Working for hours on knitting or crochet projects sounds like bliss, but the work can cause repetitive aches and pains if you’re not careful. As knitters and crocheters, we have to take care of ourselves and take a break every once in a while. That’s why I’ve prepared this short list of wrist exercises for knitters and crocheters. These exercises are short and easy, so you’ll be able to take little breaks in between stitching to stretch out your hands and fingers to keep from getting aches and pains. And you’ll be able to complete them before the commercial break even ends.

Pray Time

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Turn your hands clockwise, with your fingers interacted. Now turn your hands counterclockwise. Repeat this movement 10 times in each direction.
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Hocus-Pocus

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Open and stretch out your fingers, separating them with force for 10 seconds. Then, close them and tighten your fingers for another 10 seconds.
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The Branch Tester

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Stretch your arms and put your hands out in front of you, turning your wrists with your thumbs outside for 5 seconds. Repeat the movement 2 times.
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The Alligator

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Stretch out your left arm, putting the right arm under and grabbing the outside of your left hand. Turn your hands upwards carefully for 5 seconds. Repeat this movement 2 times with each arm.
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Shake it - Shake it

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Let your arms hand loose at your side, relax your shoulders, and shake your hands for 10 seconds. Repeat 2 times.
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Namaste

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters
Put your hands together, as if you pray, and push with a bit of pressure (not hard!) for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 2 times.
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You may also try some exercises with a towel.

Simple Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters

1. Wrist Extension: Relax hand over a rolled towel with palm facing down. Extend wrist up as much as possible and hold for 5-10 seconds, release slowly.

2. Wrist Flexion: Relax hand over a rolled towel with palm facing up. Flex wrist with fingers extended and hold for 5-10 seconds, release slowly.

3. Wrist Deviations: Relax hand over a rolled towel with palm sideways. Lift hand and hold for 5-10 seconds, release slowly.

4. Wrist Pronation & Supination: Pronate (rotate palm down) the hand as much as possible and hold. Reverse direction by supinating (rotate palm up) the hand as much as possible and hold for 5-10 seconds.

5. Finger Flexion & Extension: Flex fingers in by making a strong fist with thumb outside of fingers, squeeze and hold for 5 seconds. Next, extend fingers as much as possible and hold 5 seconds. Repeat up to 10x.

6. Prayer with towel: Press hands together with elbows out and shoulders retracted and depressed and hold for 5-10 seconds.

Repeat each exercise up to 3 times.
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