I don’t know what the country’s favorite crafts are, not sure anyone knows. I’ve tried a lot of different types. The slowest for me was knitting. I even got a knitting machine. Well, it was faster but still got bored. Still have the machine, in the hall closet, and one set of knitting needles. Let my husband use one of the needles to scrub the inside of one of his thermos bottles. It worked!
I still crochet. Have a lot of those needles; but, always seem to come back to one particular needle. It is much faster than knitting after all.
I have a nice collection of beads in 6 or 7 different multiple compartment cases. It’s taken me quite a few years to build up this collection. Not quite sure how many different types of beads I have.
I also have: string, yarn, leather stripping (or lacing), cloth, coat hangers, copper wire, sequins, wooden plaques, cords, jewelry findings, feathers, embroidery rings, embroidery floss, spools of thread, material, sewing machine, coloring pencils, markers, pens, paper. The list goes on.
I’ve engraved on mirrors, burned images on wood, done macrame, decoupage, make wire trees. I guess there are as many types of crafts as there are crafters. I usually have at least 5 projects going at once. Not that I’m fast. One quilt I made took me 4 years to finish because I kept putting it down, and doing other things. At least I don’t get bored. I have to admit that crocheting is fun; because, sometimes the cats will play along while I’m making something. The only drawback is—-Where do I put all the stuff?