Although you may once have associated knitting, crocheting, and needlework with your grandmother and her friends, news flash: they’re cool again. And one celeb who’s really showing us how it’s done is British diver Tom Daley, who runs his own craft Instagram account (@madewithlovebytomdaley) and recently hand knitted a Union Jack crochet cosy for his Olympic gold medal.
Speaking in a video posted to @madewithlovebytomdaley, the diver credited his love for crocheting as one thing that kept him sane during training for Tokyo. The caption read: “Thank you to all my fellow stitchers. Learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics and we won GOLD yesterday.”
Elsewhere on @madewithlovebytomdaley, his 207,000 followers can see his handmade jumpers, cute little booties, and even a pet accessory or two. And best of all? Daley is raffling off some of his creations in aid of charity. Talk about wholesome.