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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
  1. noun
    needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
    synonyms: crocheting
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    type of:
    needlecraft, needlework
    a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
  2. verb
    make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    “She sat there crocheting all day”
    synonyms: hook
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    type of:
    intertwine, loop
    make a loop in
  3. verb
    create by looping or crocheting
    crochet a bedspread”
    Synonyms:
    hook
    make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
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    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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