Crochet: n. a fabric that is created with yarn and a hooked needle.
The origins of crochet are unknown. However, it became very popular in 19th century England. Since then, crochet has become one of the crucial elements of every picturesque ideal of mothers, grandmothers, and homemakers across the European and Western cultures. For many people, “crochet is that thing my grandma does in her rocking chair”. This nostalgic image is instantly heartwarming. Although crochet is often associated with granny, homemade quilts, pies cooling on the counter, and a roaring fire in the fireplace, it has also become very popular with the trendy chic youth. Crochet styles have evolved from necessity, to the afghans and winter wear given as gifts from grandma to intricate dolls to elaborate forms of modern artists around the world.
This year I will be publishing a new series on this blog about the art of crochet. I will cover techniques, tips, ideas, easy projects, and much more. So find a nice H-8 afghan hook and some basic yarn and come back soon for fun tutorials on the not so lost art of crochet!