[kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee]
- needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.
- to form by crochet.
Origin of crochet
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Examples from the Web for crochet
They had to crochet afghans or be doing something else productive.Legal Power Sisters Credit Mom
March 10, 2012
They're quite well off and all her towels had crochet lace at the ends.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
They are applied to crochet as well as to the other descriptions of work named.
Repeat these stripes as many times as are requisite, and crochet up the sides.
Anna took from the bench where she had been sitting the crochet in which she had been interrupted.
So she took her workbag off the bed, and brought out her crochet.
- to make (a piece of needlework, a garment, etc) by looping and intertwining thread with a hooked needle (crochet hook)
- work made by crocheting
- architect another name for crocket
- zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion
C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin
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Word Origin and History for crochet
1840, from French crochet (12c.), diminutive of croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). So called for the hooked needle used.
1858, from crochet (n.). Related: Crocheted; crocheting.
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