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400 calories -- those are how many calories you can burn off crocheting for an afternoon! Crocheting is a physical activity, and if you approach it with some vigor, you can get a lot of physical benefits. A word of caution though -- be sure to read the tips on properly stretching and preparing before you start crocheting and while you are crocheting for an extended period of time. Crocheting is a repetitive motion, so be sensitive to and protect your wrists, elbows, and shoulders to ensure you're not straining or overdoing it.