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crochet hook

  1. a needle with a hook at one end, used in crochet.
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Origin of crochet hook

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called crochet needle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for crochet hook

Historical Examples

  • The simplest implement for removing a buried suture is a crochet-hook.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • Miss Alice Prendergast is doing something delicate with a crochet-hook, but it is obvious that her thoughts are far away.

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • One skein of white and blue Saxony will be sufficient for two sets; use a crochet-hook that will carry the wool easily.

  • In front is a compartment for a magnifying glass, and a long one to hold scalpel, brushes, crochet-hook and pencil.

    The Nursery Book

    Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • They may be curved, or shaped like a crochet-hook, or have the sharp point placed at right angles to the shaft of the instrument.