Category: Crochet Related History

Crochet Classifications

We spoke in a previous article about the past and the present changes in crochet. And if indeed it should still be called crochet since the art form…and indeed the needles used are very different today then the traditional needles and threads used. In Textile History in 2018 was a wonderful article call Defining Crochet … Continue reading Crochet Classifications

Crochet: A History Part 2

Crochet as we know it, started around the early 1900s. It started as a cheap alternative to lace. It was also around this time crochet hooks began to adjust in size to accommodate the new thicknesses of yarn available. It wasn't until the 1920s and 1930s that it was seen as more than just a … Continue reading Crochet: A History Part 2

Crochet: A History Part 1

The word Crochet comes from croc, or croche, the Middle French word for hook, as well as the Old Norse word for hook, krokr. In Holland it is known as Haken, in Denmark, Haekling, in Norway it is Hekling, and in Sweden it is Virkning. Crochet, itself, is the art of creating fabric from yarn, … Continue reading Crochet: A History Part 1