Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A-Z of Crafts

 

C--Crochet (ing)



It is not clear where the exact origins
of  Crochet began but some believe it
evolved from practices in Iran, South
America or China.

Crocheting is a process of creating
fabric by interlocking loops of yarn
or thread and pulling them through
a loop with a hook.

Crocheting has seen many ups and
downs in the practice. It was popular
between 1910 and 1920, the 30's saw a
loss of interest in the hobby, from the
late 40's to the 60's there was a renewed
interest in using items made in home
décor, in the late 60's and 70's granny
squares became the popular item to
crochet, another decline took place but
interest picked up again in the early 21st
century. We have seen more interest
again in handcrafts and DIY project of
late and more people are picking up the
hobby again.

Items that are crocheted: 
Scarves
Lace doilies
Hats/Beanies
Sweaters
Baby clothes/Booties
Blankets
Potholders

Materials used:
Hooks---come in various sizes
Yarn---is sold by the weight
Thread

Hooks are made from:
Wood
Metal
Plastic

I have tried to learn how to
crochet several times but have
given up because I cannot get the
hang of the of that first loop.

Do you crochet?


D is up tomorrow, hope to see you then.



~Keep on Dreaming~

4 comments:

  1. Informative post, thanks! I crocheted years ago a few things, but have no clue now. My mother and esp grandmother did a lot of it. Take care

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    1. Thanks. I just can't get the hang of it. So frustrating.

      M : )

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  2. I have always wanted to learn. I am totally enjoying your A to Z craft month, Melinda.

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    1. So glad that you are enjoying these posts.
      Come back later for a two fer.

      M : )

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