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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Crocheting'

Crocheting Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    crocheting n
  1. needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle [syn: crochet]
  2. creating a garment of needlework
Crocheting Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Crochet \Cro*chet"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Crocheted (sh[=a]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocheting (-sh[=a]"[i^]ng).] To knit with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Crocheting'


Crochet (pronounced /kroʊˈʃeɪ/) is a process of creating fabric from yarn using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the French word "crochet", meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead of knitting needles.

Some point to the "simplicity" of the technique and claim that it "must" have been early.

Other writers point out that woven, knit and knotted textiles survive from very early periods, but that there are no surviving samples of crocheted fabric in any ethnological collection, or archeological source prior to 1800. These writers point to the tambour hooks used in tambour embroidery in France in the 18th century, and contend that the hooking of loops through fine fabric in tambour work evolved into "crochet in the air." Most samples of early work claimed to be crochet turn out to actually be samples of nålebinding. Donna Kooler identifies a problem with the tambour hypothesis: period tambour hooks that survive in modern collections cannot produce crochet because the integral wing nut necessary for tambour work interferes with attempts at crochet.

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  • Yarn art: Knitting and crocheting classes
    Lois Julius ripped up the red scarf she’d been crocheting Tuesday and started over with a new pattern — a pattern that would hopefully create a less bulky product, she said.She sat inside Khadija Knit Shop, owner Khadija Heveron at her side giving he Read more on this news related to 'Crocheting'
  • Knitting, Crocheting and Counted Thread Embroidery winners at Hunterdon County 4-H Fair
    The Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair has announced the following needle crafters have won first place blue ribbons in this year’s Knitting, Crocheting and Counted Thread Embroidery Division classes. Read more on this news related to 'Crocheting'
  • Heart of Polk: Ruth Anderson Teaches Girl Scouts the Art of Crocheting
    The nearly 90-year-old Ruth Anderson has been crocheting for decades. She didn't attend a class, read a book or even learn from her grandmother. She taught herself. "I didn't even know there was such a book that would teach me to crochet," she said. "I just did it on my own." Read more on this news related to 'Crocheting'

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