[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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- 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 crocheter
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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