Apple Watch counting Crocheting as steps?

Hi everyone!
Love the show and love reading the forum. I am hoping someone can give me a solution to the problem my mother is having with her brand new Apple Watch. Talked my mother (75) into buying an Apple Watch for both the fall alert feature and for heart rate tracking. The first night we noticed it had counted a lot of steps for her and she had not been doing anything except crocheting. I thought it might have been a fluke, but she is back at her house, in her normal routine and said she gained 4,000 steps while crocheting and watching TV last night.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


Which hand is the watch on? If you put it on the other side does it still count crocheting as steps? Probabyl depends on how she holds the hooks and yarn but I’d play with that and see.

Tried other wrist. Still got steps logged when I was sitting still.