crochet

noun
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

crochet

verb
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

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Other Words from crochet

Verb

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 The popularity of crochet in fashion also comes from a DIY wave that propelled people to take on crafts like tie-dye and knitting during quarantine. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 7 June 2021 This top hits two trends for the price of one, featuring crochet but also an on-trend halter style. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The socks are Shima program knitted and layered with a crochet sock. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 28 May 2021 Take your pick from any of the four below—or check out our full edit of crochet pieces on how to bring the retro vibes into your wardrobe. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 12 May 2021 Back then, her only knitting skill was basic hand crochet, a far cry from the highly technical futuristic knits and optical illusion patterns that have become her signature. New York Times, 6 May 2021 But the tension between ethical manufacturers and large-scale retailers extends beyond newbie crochet artists on social media. Leah Dolan, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 Knitting knots and crochet knots need to feed from one knot to the next in a way that won’t unravel and leave a hole in the two-dimensional sheet. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2021 One aspect of her vision wastrying, in a modest way, to shine light on Jamaican crafts, such as crochet, which is a recurring motif in the collection. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Oct. 2020 Some people can crochet while others feel more comfortable melting crayon nubs to make colorful candles in jelly jars. oregonlive, 30 Apr. 2020 Crafting kits—like crocheting amigurumi animals or painting a model train set—give you something to work toward, but don’t give you a lot of room to change up the design. Popular Science, 23 Apr. 2020 Relatedly, do something with your hands: crocheting, beading, embroidery, woodworking can provide great release. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, 14 Mar. 2020 Guertin now crochets baby blankets for friends, chronicling the daily temperature of a newborn’s first three months. Laura M. Holson, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Feb. 2020 Last year, Zaidi and a few of the women watched YouTube together to learn how to crochet. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crochet

Noun

1844, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1854, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for crochet

Noun

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

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Time Traveler for crochet

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The first known use of crochet was in 1844

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13 Jun 2021

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“Crochet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crochet. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for crochet

crochet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crochet

: a method of making cloth or clothing by using a needle with a hook at the end to form and weave loops in a thread

crochet

verb
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

crochet

noun

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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