crochet

noun
cro·chet | \ krō-ˈshā \

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 \ noun

Examples of crochet in a Sentence

Noun

She learned basic crochet stitches from her mother.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Nicole Nikolich, 26, is a colorful Philadelphia street artist with a crochet hook. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Meet the Philly artist who yarn bombing around the city to attract Taylor Swift's attention," 10 July 2018 The following day, the 28-year-old actress shared a photograph of herself posing in front of a Louis Vuitton handbag while wearing a white crochet dress and a pair of black sandals. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Emma Stone Wears White Bikini to Join Justin Theroux and Sienna Miller for a Dip in France," 31 May 2018 Betty loved to cook bake crochet and travel with her sisters. courant.com, "Elizabeth A. Tremaglio," 4 Apr. 2018 Local crochet czar Knot Bad (aka Vincent Green-Hite) will be teaching crochet at Portland Community College. Mary Mooney, OregonLive.com, "Spring yarn sales, 'YARN' movie, and Rose City Yarn Crawl 2019," 20 Mar. 2018 Araks’s Isabella bikini in pleasantly thick cotton featured charming contrasting crochet trim. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "We Tried 101 Pairs of ‘Everyday’ Women’s Underwear—Here Are the Best," 19 Apr. 2018 On the ever-evolving list of Coachella fashion trends, there are a few constants: crochet, crop tops, and denim. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Amelia Gray Hamlin's Coachella 2018 Style Diary," 19 Apr. 2018 Columbus' Village Connections has a robust schedule that includes things like crochet, bridge and book clubs, as well as outings to museums and restaurants. Joanna Connors, cleveland.com, "Who will shovel mom's walk? 'Virtual villages' help seniors stay independent: Living On," 15 Apr. 2018 MENOMONEE FALLS - Joan Romasko's fingers deftly wove unusual yarn with her crochet hook as a blanket-like mat spilled over her legs. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mercy Mats help the homeless and keep plastic bags out of landfills," 8 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Members will even teach people how to knit or crochet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 10 July 2018 Members will even teach people how to knit or crochet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 10 July 2018 Ruth had always been drawn to creative endeavors, including gardening, knitting, crocheting, singing and painting on and off until illness forced her to stop in 1995. courant.com, "Ruth Kopcyk," 9 May 2018 Members will even teach people how to knit or crochet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 10 July 2018 Members will even teach people how to knit or crochet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 2 July 2018 Michelle Lougee crochets plastic bags into pointed, insinuating, enchantingly goofy biomorphic forms, also on view at Boston Sculptors. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Liz Shepherd and Michelle Lougee make the mundane memorable," 27 June 2018 Madison Nieuwendorp of Roosevelt High School is a senior who plays rugby and enjoys running and crocheting. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "2018 Rose Festival Queen is Kiara Johnson of Parkrose High," 9 June 2018 Known for her beautiful yard and handmade blankets Alda loved gardening crocheting spending time with her family and driving her golf cart in Florida. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Alda Pasquale," 31 Mar. 2018

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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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Statistics for crochet

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Time Traveler for crochet

The first known use of crochet was in 1844

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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 \
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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