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Crochet   Tags: crochet, fiber art, knitting, needlework, textile art  

This libguide offers instruction, resources, and contemporary crochet art examples for fiber artists of all levels.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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A definition

noun: crochet
  1. a handicraft in which yarn is made up into a patterned fabric by looping yarn with a hooked needle.
    "a crochet hook"

    - crocheted fabric or items.
    plural noun: crochets
    "the bikini is tiny, three triangles of cotton crochet"
verb: crochet; 3rd person present: crochets; past tense: crocheted; past participle:crocheted; gerund or present participle: crocheting
  1. make (a garment or piece of fabric) using crochet.
    "she had crocheted the shawl herself"

What is crochet?

Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is taken from the French word "crochet", meaning small hook. When first introduced to the art of crochet, the terms, stitches, and patterns can be difficult to understand. This page, and this guide, attempts to shed light on a variety of crochet techniques, from casting on your first stitches to attempting a large afghan using a crochet chart. With a long and diverse history, crochet is also making its way into world-renowned museums and is the medium of choice for many skilled fiber artists.


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