One of the groups I belong to on ravelry.com poses the preceding question.
For me, and I would guess all of the members of the group, the answer is yes. I can practically feel the chemical release in my brain when I solve each part of the puzzle, and then again when the whole of the puzzle is completed.
At the request of my youngest son, I made this sudoku lapghan:
Also at the request of my son, the puzzle is not solved. Still left undone (at this point), are the squares to be used in solving it.
Despite its somewhat unfinished state, this lapghan demonstrates part of what I love about crochet: its amazing versatility.
In addition to doilies, sweaters, shawls, purses, scarves, hats, wrist warmers, placemats, tablecloths, bedspreads, stuffed animals, afghans, baskets, you can make almost anything you can imagine. As a result, it is possible to incorporate crocheted objects into many facets of one’s life and household.
And in a world that can sometimes feel very rushed and hectic, there can be comfort in an object that has, as part of its design, an investment of time.