Crochet is the process of creating fabric from yarn, thread or strands of material with a hook. Crochet comes from the french word meaning hook . There are many uses for crochet. You can create blankets, clothing, accessories, and a wide variety of other items from crochet. Here is a fun fact, weaving and knitting can be done by a machine, the are of crochet can only be done by hand!!
All of my research shows that the earliest written reference to crochet comes from The Memoirs of a Highland Lady by Lady Elizabeth Grants. (1897-1930) There it is referred to as slip stitch crochet or shepherds knitting. There is not much evidence of crochet until it became popular in 19th century Europe. It is theorized that crochet evolved from traditional practices in Iran, South America or China. I found this information on-line at Wikipedia, you can read more here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet.
There are many different styles of crochet, I will touch on each of them as I continue with this blog. I will also be touching on the different stitches of crochet. Chaining, single crochet and double crochet being the most widely used stitches. To get started crocheting you need a couple basic items, a hook, some yarn, a tapestry needle to weave your ends in and a pair of snips to trim you loose ends.
Next week I will continue on with the history of crochet, its uses and stitches used in creating objects with crochet. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the contact form or at one of the social media sites in the upper right hand corner.
I am still very new to blogging. Thank you for your patiences and understanding. I am hoping to be able to grow this blog/site into a reference for people to go to if they have questions or are just looking for information. I have created a gallery page for you to see what I have made, this page showcases the work of other designers and what I have made with their beautiful patterns. The Store tab is for you to order items made by me; you can also custom order something created just for you or your loved ones.
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