I'm on a bracelet/cuff kick, I guess, so I crocheted this bracelet/cuff for my wife using lavender-colored #3 crochet thread and a 2.5 mm hook. The decoration is a fancy button - the clasp is ½ of a heart/bar toggle clasp. I omitted the bar and used a crocheted loop to reduce the bulk. She loves it!
The repetitive actions needed for knitting and crochet can bring the mind and body to a state called a "relaxation response" that is quite similar to what people experience with techniques such as repetitive prayer, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and other relaxation disciplines. Research at the Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Institute has found that when an individual is crocheting (or knitting) his/her heart rate can drop 11 beats a minute and his/her blood pressure drops as well. These results can have significant health benefits for people who knit and crochet. Therefore, I am a man who crochets. I design my own crochet and sell patterns and finished projects.