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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Continue in this way across the bed, leaving stitches on the needles as you crochet.
▪ She is sitting at a table, reading a Yiddish newspaper, and doing crochet.
▪ Velvet, plush, velour, crochet and corduroy are the most desirable finishes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Crochet \Cro*chet"\ (kr?-sh?"), n. [F. crochet small hook. See Croche.] A kind of knitting done by means of a hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively.

Crochet hook, Crochet needle, a small hook, or a hooked needle (often of bone), used in crochet work.


Crochet \Cro*chet"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Crocheted (sh[=a]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocheting (-sh[=a]"[i^]ng).] To knit with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1840, from French crochet (12c.), diminutive of croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). So called for the hooked needle used.


1858, from crochet (n.). Related: Crocheted; crocheting.


n. Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle. vb. to make (a piece of) needlework using a hooked needle, to make interlocking loops of thread.


n. needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle [syn: crocheting]

  1. v. create by looping or crocheting; "crochet a bedspread"

  2. make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day" [syn: hook]


Crochet (; ) is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term "crochet", meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.)

Crochet (music)

Usage examples of "crochet".

It may be apocryphal that some families dressed their piano legs in little skirts to avoid moral distress to visitors, but it is certainly true that chamber-pots came with a crocheted cover to serve as a baffle so that anyone passing without would not hear the unseemly tinkle of the person passing within.

She is tall and beaky like a stork, and she crochets without dropping her eyes from me.

When you find it, slice the stem upward from the hole to find the fat, well-fed borer and remove it with tweezers or a small crochet hook.

Calamity less than two weeks ago, there had been no crocheted tea cozies in the cell, no ceramic teapot for them to hug, and no tea table for the teapot to rest on.

Japanese camera had been only borrowed and from now on he would carry his specialized literature, his thick tomes on Baroque iconology, in a crocheted or knotted string bag, on his way, for instance, to Ruhr University.

The two of them were toting flowers, and an elaborate layette, all fancy crocheting and white satin bows.

Eyes made impossibly huge with mascara, nose slightly hooked and bowed, two vertical dimples on either side of the mouth, crocheted shawl covering hair and back, high cheekbones, warm-brown skin.

There were several young men in roll-neck sweaters and veldskoen, men in business suits worn absently as an outer skin, an old man with a thrust-back head of white floss, women burrowed down into slacks and duffle coats, one in a long skirt and crocheted shawl, two in elegant tweed suits, with gold jewellery and sunglasses worn not as a disguise but as an assertion of indifference to attention.

He was almost glad the house was so dark because he felt ridiculous: sitting here in his blacked-out raid wear, Kevlar vest, and bloused BDU pants, surrounded by lace antimacassars, crochet work, and frilly doilies.

I recognized the little scholar with the shaggy gray beard, crocheted white cap, and drab shirt and pants who had come into the archive that morning.

Among the crocheted doilies of missionary artisanship and hammered copper plates representing idealized tribal maidens or trumpeting elephants that were African bourgeois taste, there hung in the dimness Edward Lear watercolours of Italy and Stubbs sporting prints swollen with humidity and spotted as blighted leaves.

In the second station, the woman in the chair had her head secured in a perforated bathing cap while the beautician pulled tiny strands through the rubber with what looked like a crochet hook.

Why remember the family dinners of brisket, when his grandmother would bring out the aromatic platter, her face flushed, and set it on her crocheted tablecloth?

Two crocheted antimacassars, a pansy penwiper, and half a dozen rock cakes.

It has its painters, and poets, and literary staff, from the bard who tunes his harp to the praise of the pantaloons of the great public benefactor Noses, to the immortal professoress of crochet and cross-stitch, who contracts for L.