Stop Crochet Pain NOW!!

Stop Crochet Pain NOW!!!

I have been crocheting off and on for probably 50 years and never had an issue with pain in my hand/wrist until recently. I’m sure it’s from overuse of my hand since I’m selling oodles of crochet cloths…hence I’m crocheting for hours every day.

In an effort to alleviate the pain, I tried a number of different things from widening my grip with a foam cushion to investing in different hooks and gadgets. The changes helped, but didn’t really do the trick in stopping the pain.

Then I finally evaluated why my wrist hurt. The bottom line was my hand position. I took roughly a month to force myself to change my hand position and finally, finally (!!) the pain stopped. Now I can crochet all I need to without issue. No surgery, no special braces, no doctor visits.

Take a few minutes to watch my video below as I explain what I did to discover the source of my hand/wrist pain and how I stopped it. You too can do this!


7 thoughts on “Stop Crochet Pain NOW!!!

  1. Rebecca Hansen

    Excellent video on pain free crochet. Thank you. I am very interested in how you hold your yarn and maintain tension. In the video it seemed that you were not having to extend your index finger on your non-dominant hand but I couldn’t quite figure out how the yarn was being held. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me.

    1. Judi Post author

      Hi Rebecca,
      When I learned to crochet (in elementary school), extending the index finger wasn’t part of the package. Hence, I never have crocheted that way. I hold the project with my index finger and thumb. The yarn is held and tension maintained with my 3 remaining fingers on my non-dominant hand (in my case, my right hand)…my middle, ring, and little fingers. It’s very easy to me, but may be hard for someone else who learned the other way. Thanks for asking!

  2. Rebecca Hansen

    Thank you so much! I was able to slow down the video and get a better look at your hands in motion as you work. I will be trying it today. Following your blog so I’ll be able to see all your cool stuff. Are there any videos where you show more crocheting or teach the basics?

    Loving your other info too on money saving and recipes. Best regards, Bec

    1. Judi Post author

      Hi Bec! Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you’re enjoying some things I’ve uploaded! I have a few crochet videos out there on basics. Here are the links:
      Chain stitching…
      Single crochet:
      Half double crochet:
      Double crochet:
      How to tie off yarn:
      How to make a crochet top towel:

      I hope these help!

  3. Rebecca Hansen

    Ethanol you again! This is exactly what I was looking for. For some reason they did not come up on my YouTube search. The yarn handling and hand position is very clear.


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