Home EC Teachers Guide to Crocheting!
Crocheting is something you can do anywhere. I’m serious anywhere from infront of the TV to that annoying plane ride cross country for the meeting that you reallynever wanted to get invited to but you did so now you are on a 6 hour flight and havenothing to do. This Guide will help you find the free and easy way to learn since I amnot exactly an expert and to be honest I have no TIME to sit down and try to take picturesof myself crocheting or make a video (hey I may be good with computers but I never saidI was that good!).
Crocheting was thought to have started in Arabia, South America, or China but is knowntoday from its popularity from Europe around the 1800’s. It is most well known from itscottage industry roots particularly from Ireland and Northern France. Crocheting wasused by families as a supplemental income when crop’s failed or family members wentaway to war. The items they created were mainly purchased by the up and comingmiddle class patrons. At this time crocheting was seen as a imitation of a status symbol because those who could afford lace made by older and more expensive methodsdisdained crochet. Crochet did loose its appeal throughout the years but after WW2 therewas a resurgence in home crafters (like you) and it has again taken center stage as aviable means to make clothes and other crafts.
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There are many different forms of crochet including but not limited to: Filet Crochet(how lace is made), Tunisian Crochet, Broomstick Lace, Hairpin lace, Cro-Hooking andIrish Crochet but they are all variants of the basic crochet methods.
The hook arrggggg
Crochet hooks come in many different sizes and here in American are actually sizeddifferently than you will find in England and Europe:For Filet Crochet hook sizes start at 00 and go up to a 16For regular old crochet hook sizes range from B to S (that is a very big hook)Tunisian Crochet hooks are very very very long