Fascinating Facts About the Art of Crochet

Crochet is the needlework art of forming fabric from loops of material or yarn, using a hook. It is fun, creative, relaxing and an easy skill to master, even for complete needlework beginners.

According to Sarah Maker, crochet can be easier to master than knitting. Only one hook is needed for crochet, unlike the two needles needed for knitting. There are many resources available to get you started, such as crochet kits, tutorials and easy to follow patterns.

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Interesting Crochet Facts:

.       Lace crochet was a popular pastime during the Irish potato famine, providing a source of income and enjoyment to help people through this difficult time.
.       The first crochet pattern featured in a Dutch magazine in 1824.
.       Crochet hooks were traditionally made from bone, wire, or brass.
.       The word ‘crochet’ derives from the Germanic ‘croc’ or the old French term ‘croche’, both meaning ‘small hook’.
.       Crochet provides many health benefits, such as de-stressing and providing relaxation. It can even reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
.       The Granny Square is one of the longest crochet patterns in print.
.       “Knitted Knockers” is a charity specialising in crochet prosthetic breasts for those who have undergone a mastectomy.
.       “Knots of Love” is also a charity specialising in crochet beanies for those undergoing chemotherapy.
.       Crochet hooks can also be used for braiding or colouring hair.
.       Crochet stitches have different names, depending on whether you are reading a US or a UK pattern.
.       It is believed that in the earliest forms of crochet, a finger was used instead of a hook.

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How do I get Started with Crochet?

Crochet is a hand-craft and unlike modern knitwear, it cannot be replicated by using machine techniques or mass produced. Sites such as https://www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/crochet-kits provide inspiration and crochet kits such as blankets, toys and scarves to get you started on your crochet journey.

There are many resources available should you wish to add crochet to your needlecraft skill set. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned crafter, there are many online articles, resources, patterns, and kits available online.

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