crochet

[ kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee ]
/ kroʊˈʃeɪ; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ, -ʃi /

noun

needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.

verb (used with or without object), cro·cheted [kroh-sheyd; British kroh-sheyd, -sheed], /kroʊˈʃeɪd; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪd, -ʃid/, cro·chet·ing [kroh-shey-ing; British kroh-shey-ing, -shee-ing]. /kroʊˈʃeɪ ɪŋ; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ ɪŋ, -ʃi ɪŋ/.

to form by crochet.

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Origin of crochet

1840–50; <French: knitting needle, literally, small hook, diminutive of croche, croc<Middle English or Scandinavian. See crook1, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM crochet

cro·chet·er [kroh-shey-er; British kroh-shey-er, -shee-], /kroʊˈʃeɪ ər; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ ər, -ʃi-/, nounwell-cro·cheted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crochet

crochet
/ (ˈkrəʊʃeɪ, -ʃɪ) /

verb -chets (-ʃeɪz, -ʃɪz), -cheting (-ʃeɪɪŋ, -ʃɪɪŋ) or -cheted (-ʃeɪd, -ʃɪd)

to make (a piece of needlework, a garment, etc) by looping and intertwining thread with a hooked needle (crochet hook)

noun

work made by crocheting
architect another name for crocket
zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion

Derived forms of crochet

crocheter, noun

Word Origin for crochet

C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin
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