cro·​chet | \ krō-ˈshā How to pronounce crochet (audio) \

Definition of crochet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: needlework consisting of the interlocking of looped stitches formed with a single thread and a hooked needle


crocheted; crocheting; crochets

Definition of crochet (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make of crochet crocheted a doily

intransitive verb

: to work with crochet

Other Words from crochet


crocheter \ krō-​ˈshā-​ər How to pronounce crochet (audio) \ noun

Examples of crochet in a Sentence

Noun She learned basic crochet stitches from her mother.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Katie Holmes's latest red-carpet look proves that crochet will be one of this season's go-to wardrobe staples. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 June 2022 The best crochet dresses are no-brainer outfit solutions on a hot summer day. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 10 June 2022 Circular knitting needles and crochet hooks are OK. oregonlive, 14 July 2022 Bucket hats were seen in various iterations: smooth leather ones in pastel and neutral colorways at Hermes, and multicolored crochet versions at French streetwear brand Pigalle. Samantha Tse, CNN, 1 July 2022 In the snaps, he can be seen playing piano, recording vocals at a microphone, jotting down notes wearing a yellow crochet hat and, at one point, getting fluids from an IV alongside two of his collaborators. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 20 May 2022 Sophie Turner is delivering a style lesson in the versatility of a crochet bucket hat. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 May 2022 To the event, Holmes wore a slouchy summer look consisting of an ivory crochet tank top and long flared skirt from Chloé's pre-fall 2022 collection. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 June 2022 What: Knit, crochet or embroider with other fiber enthusiasts and crafters. Mary Colurso |, al, 17 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dinah Clottey learned how to crochet at the age of 12 to teach her mom the craft. Kayla Samoy, Chicago Tribune, 14 July 2022 In addition to the jar, Marchese also decided to crochet a purple blanket for Mirabel, inspired by her favorite color. Drew Dawson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2022 But before switching gears from faux shearling and thermal layers to sundresses and crochet everything, celebrities are making the case for shopping one more everyday coat. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Feb. 2022 And Allison Hoffman, owner of Crafty is Cool in Austin, designed a pattern to crochet a Harris doll. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Aziza, who also bowls and loves to draw and crochet in her free time, got into powerlifting thanks to her fiancé, Joel Armstrong, a fellow special Olympian who attended the last USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Lindsay Kimble,, 13 July 2021 Nancy Roberts-Smith, a 25-year-old from Bristol, UK learned to crochet in April 2020, at the beginning of the UK's first coronavirus lockdown. Leah Dolan, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 Two workshops are offered 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April 17 and April 18 for those interested in learning to crochet the yarn circles needed for the installation. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2021 Since the pandemic started, the volunteers have had to knit and crochet the blankets in their own homes without coming together as a group. Sergio Carmona,, 16 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of crochet


1844, in the meaning defined above


1854, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for crochet


French, hook, crochet, from Middle French, diminutive of croche hook, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook

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“Crochet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for crochet


cro·​chet | \ krō-ˈshā How to pronounce crochet (audio) \
crocheted; crocheting

Kids Definition of crochet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (something) or create a fabric with a hooked needle by forming and weaving loops in a thread



Kids Definition of crochet (Entry 2 of 2)

: work done or a fabric formed by weaving loops in a thread using a hooked needle


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