The Soaring Popularity of Crochet in Generation Z

The Soaring Popularity of Crochet in Generation Z

In a world that seems to be perpetually moving at the speed of light, it seems Generation Z has found solace in the gentle art of crochet. Crochet is largely considered to be part of the ‘Cottagecore’ aesthetic of TikTok and Youtube. With its rhythmic loops and soothing motions, crochet has emerged as a surprising trend among the tech-savvy and digitally connected members of Gen Z. 

This centuries-old craft is capturing the hearts of the youngest generation like never before, and this is why our crochet section at Discount Craft is fast becoming one of the most popular!

Community and Connection
Despite being digitally connected, people especially in the craft community value authentic connections. Crochet has created a global community of crafters who share tips, patterns, and finished projects online. This sense of belonging fosters friendships and collaborations across borders. Join our community where loads of our customers are creating things with crochet here:

A Digital Detox
In an age dominated by screens and social media, Gen Z is embracing activities that offer a digital detox. Crochet provides a hands-on escape, allowing them to disconnect from the virtual world and engage in a tactile, real-world creative process. It gets them away from the trap of their phones! The pandemic taught us to slow down, and the repetitive motions of crocheting have a calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety. It's a way to unwind, recharge, and practice self-care.

Personal Expression
This generation craves individuality, and crochet allows them to showcase their unique style. From creating custom clothing pieces to designing vibrant home decor, crochet offers endless possibilities for self-expression and personalization.

Sustainability Matters
As the environmental impact of fast fashion becomes more evident, Generation Z is turning to sustainable alternatives. Crochet promotes sustainable consumption by encouraging the use of natural fibers and recycling old materials to craft new ones. 


Nostalgia with a Twist
Crochet started trending again because it has the same pull and attraction as thrifting does. While crochet has a rich history, Generation Z is putting a modern spin on the tradition. By combining traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics, they're reinventing crochet and making it relevant to their generation, making clothes, hats and other accessories, toys, homewares, wall art & more. 

As they embrace the art of crochet, young people are weaving their own stories, one stitch at a time, while cherishing the timeless joy of creating something cute with their own hands. There are tens of thousands of TikToks related to crochet.  Tutorials, yarn hauls, reels and more. 

One of the greatest things about yarn craft is that breaks the generation gap. So, no matter how old you are, make sure you grab a hook and some yarn, and join the crochet movement that's capturing the hearts of the youngest generation!

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