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A compact history of crochet

history_of_crochet

A compact history of crochet

Unlike some of the needle or fiber arts, crochet has a very history. Indeed, crochet (which comes from the Middle French word for “hook”) as we know it, can be traced back to the 16th century when the wealthy wore a lot of lace. Early crochet There are three theories about the origins of crochet, as put forward by Lis Paludan. The first is that crochet originated in Arabia before spreading eastward to Tibet and westward to Spain. From there it followed the trade routes (much like knitting did) to Mediterranean countries and then Europe. The second theory about the...

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