Crochet is an artful activity that can help inspire creativity, relieve stress, and promote overall well being while you are functional and having fun.
According to Cathy Myers Bullard, crochet is best defined as the procedure of hooking yarn or thread to create fabric. Crochet is a French term for hook.
During its infancy, it was most likely that crochet was made with the use of fingers. This art’s origin is still a bit sketchy but a lot of archaeologists believe that this practice has started since 1500 B.C. as a form of nun’s work. The early hooks used for crochet were made from handy things including bone, bent iron, or sticks shoved in cork handles.
Crochet’s origin has three primary theories. Some believe that you can trace its beginnings to the route of the Arab trade that originated in Arabia and spread to Tibet and Span and other Mediterranean countries. In the second theory, it puts crochet in South America wherein this was used as an adornment in puberty ritual of a primitive tribe. The last theory is crochet’s use in China wherein early doll examples were worked mainly in crochet.
However, the solid evidence for supporting crochet’s exact beginnings is elusive. Some references are made to a form of chained trimming created around 1580. The trim was sewn on fabric as ornamental braid, with the women joining braided strands to produce a lace fabric.
In Renaissance period, women also crocheted several thread strands to produce fabrics that resemble lace. Crochet has long been part of history, indeed, and remains to be popular up to this day and age. Dada Place shares her tutorial on Primavera (Spring) flower blanket joining and border for free.
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