[ kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee ]
/ kroʊˈʃeɪ; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ, -ʃi /
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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- croce, benedetto,
- crochet hook,
- crochet work,
Origin of crochet
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/ (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)
work made by crocheting
architect another name for crocket
zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion
Word Origin for crochet
C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin
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