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 crocheter (audio) \ noun

Examples of crochet in a Sentence

Noun She learned basic crochet stitches from her mother.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Mariah is known in her family for competing in just about everything the fair has to offer, including crochet, sewing, baking and livestock shows with pigs, sheep and cows. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "She postponed her childhood dream to help her little brother. Now she's Waukesha's Fairest of the Fair.," 27 June 2020 Fringe, macramé, and crochet were all en vogue during the era, but none has made a more indelible mark than rattan. Marisa Spyker, Southern Living, "Rattan-Wrapped Drinkware Is Our New Favorite Summer Accessory," 4 June 2020 For her collection, academy senior Aishwarya Gajare used crochet to create asymmetrical, voluminous and highly textured garments that transcend gender or occasion. Flora Tsapovsky, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area’s fashion design students nip and tuck their collections from home," 28 May 2020 Classes were held in the back; a wide array of yarn was for sale, as were tools for knitting and crochet. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "Del Pitt Feldman, Who Made Crocheting Hip, Is Dead at 90," 31 Jan. 2020 Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery—traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly—carry passive associations that defy most American notions of bravery. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "How Crafting Can Help Ease Pandemic Anxiety," 1 Apr. 2020 Dolly is rocking a pink number embellished with a pink rhinestone heart, while Loretta looks radiant in a blue-and-white dress with crochet detailing. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "Dolly Parton Shares a Rare Photo From When She and Loretta Lynn Were Younger," 22 Dec. 2019 By the early 1970s, the store had become a de facto clubhouse for a group of female artists who were working in crochet, among them Dina Knapp, Sharron Hedges, Arlene Stimmel and Nicki Hitz Edson, who worked in the store for a few years. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "Del Pitt Feldman, Who Made Crocheting Hip, Is Dead at 90," 31 Jan. 2020 The afghans and tea cozies that early crochet enthusiasts turned out later inspired hippies to take up the craft themselves. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Handcrafted Fashion: Why We Crave It in the Digital Age," 25 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some people can crochet while others feel more comfortable melting crayon nubs to make colorful candles in jelly jars. oregonlive, "Make a pretty, homemade gift for Mother’s Day with crayons and other stuff kids already have," 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, "Art supplies to keep you creative and happy," 23 Apr. 2020 Relatedly, do something with your hands: crocheting, beading, embroidery, woodworking can provide great release. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, "15 ways to practice self-care in the time of coronavirus," 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, "Knitters chronicle climate change one stitch at a time," 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, "Louisville community center empowers immigrant women to embrace their creativity," 5 Mar. 2020 The boys have made signs for the rallies and even learned how to crochet. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "CPS strike: Longest Chicago teacher walkout in decades ends after 11 days of canceled classes, tentative agreement on contract and compromise over makeup school days," 31 Oct. 2019 Fred and June would crochet together and made five afghans. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "‘Mr. Sussex’ Fred Keller and ‘wife June’ look back on a lifetime of memories and 65 years of marriage," 12 Feb. 2020 One woman will sometimes crochet in the laundry room while her clothes are in the wash. Kerry Elson, The New Yorker, "The Rules of My Apartment Building’s Laundry Room," 11 Feb. 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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Last Updated

6 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crochet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crochet. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for crochet

crochet

noun
How to pronounce crochet (audio)

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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