According to my grandfather, a ships master from the fishing port, Kingston upon Hull, it is a form of knitting just using a single hook to form knots to make a net work, the best crocheters are fishermen, where the art started to make and repair their fishing nets. There are other theories that it started in the early 19th century as a knitting form; however, art tends to grow out of prcticality so I prefer the fishermen story.
Crocheting is a craft of using a pattern, yarn and a crochet hook.
Crochet is a centuries old craft that takes its name from the French word croq, which means hook. Crochet, a fun and relaxing hobby, is easy to learn. Using this popular needlecraft, you can create beautiful fashion and home décor projects such as tops, hats, ponchos, scarves, doilies, tablecloths and bedspreads as well as a myriad of adorable items just for babies.
Only two basic supplies, a hook and a ball of thread or yarn, are needed to crochet. All crochet stitches are a series of loops and wraps of thread around the hook. Every pattern starts with a slip knot followed by a series of loops called chains. These chain stitches form a foundation row. The first row of a pattern is built on this chain foundation. Each successive row is crocheted on top of the previous row. Each row in a pattern may call for different stitches, but all stitches are variations of the basic single crochet which is very easy to master.
by Jane@CM 7 years ago
Now that fall is here, its time for me to dig out my knitting and crocheting. Yesterday I was at my LYS and the new yarns for the season are beautiful. Now that I'm on a strict budget, I didn't purchase any of my favorite yarns such as the Alpaca or the alpaca and silk blends. I...
by craftdrawer 5 years ago
Do you download crochet, knitting and other craft patterns and from where?Do you download patterns from Kindle, Etsy, Leisure Arts or any other places and if so what type of patterns do you download the most and from where?
by carlascrafts 7 years ago
how do i crochet a continuous granny square?
by Lex 5 years ago
Which is the easier craft? Knitting or crochet?I have recently learned to do both, but find crochet to be more forgiving and quicker. Because I haven't yet learned to read patterns correctly, I have done several projects "freestyle," so continue to favor crochet. What are your thoughts?
by Lily Rose 7 years ago
I'm considering learning how to knit, but I'm wondering how it compares to crochet - easier or harder? quicker or slower?I've been crocheting on and off for years and I'm not great but I can follow a pattern - I've done some baby clothes, lots of scarves, many throws and blankets. When...
by Renee' D. Campbell 3 years ago
Crochet or Knitting - What is your preference and why?
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