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cro·​chet krō-ˈshā How to pronounce crochet (audio)
: needlework consisting of the interlocking of looped stitches formed with a single thread and a hooked needle


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crocheted; crocheting; crochets

transitive verb

: to make of crochet
crocheted a doily

intransitive verb

: to work with crochet
crocheter noun

Examples of crochet in a Sentence

Noun She learned basic crochet stitches from her mother.
Recent Examples on the Web
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Word History



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

First Known Use


1844, in the meaning defined above


1854, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of crochet was in 1844

Dictionary Entries Near crochet

Cite this Entry

“Crochet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
cro·​chet krō-ˈshā How to pronounce crochet (audio)
: needlework done by forming and weaving loops in a thread with a hooked needle


2 of 2 verb
crocheted; crocheting
: to make of or work with crochet
crocheter noun
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