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crochet hook

a needle with a hook at one end, used in crochet.
Also called crochet needle.
Origin of crochet hook
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The real Irish handmade crochet is done with a crochet hook, by hand.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Betty was showing Libbie how to hold her crochet hook, and now she looked up from her pupil.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • The implement used is a crochet hook which varies in size according with the quality of the thread used.

  • Rose paused a moment with her crochet hook in a half-looped stitch, and the smile trembled on her sweet mouth.

    The Gold Brick

    Ann S. Stephens
  • The crochet hook fell from her hand—her arms, neck and face were bathed in blushes.

    The Gold Brick

    Ann S. Stephens
  • To make picot edging: With crochet hook, beginning at ribbed edge at top, work 1.

  • She never did fussy things with her hands, Honor Carmody; no one had ever seen her with a needle or a crochet hook.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The middle of the counterpane is done in knitting cord, No. 12; crochet hook, No 19.

  • Every hour she was reminded of her loss by a thousand little things like this crochet hook.

    Green Valley

    Katharine Reynolds

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