crochet

You can crochet by winding loops of yarn around a crochet hook, creating little knots that form patterns and — eventually — blankets, pillow covers, doilies, or hot pads.

If your brother wants to make an afghan out of rainbow-colored yarn, he should learn how to crochet, or to make textiles by looping yarn with a special hook. Crocheting is similar to knitting, but people who crochet use a different tool. The word crochet comes from French and is therefore pronounced "crow shay." The root word is croc, or "hook."

DEFINITIONS OF: crochet

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n needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle

Synonyms:
crocheting
Type of:
needlecraft, needlework
a creation created or assembled by needle and thread

v make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle

“She sat there crocheting all day”
Synonyms:
hook
Type of:
intertwine, loop
make a loop in

v create by looping or crocheting

crochet a bedspread”
Synonyms
hook
make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
Types:
shell stitch
make by shell stitching
double crochet, double stitch
make by double stitching
single crochet, single stitch
make by single stitching
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch
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