- The definition of crochet is a craft or project made by looping yarn on a hooked needle.
An item made by looping yarn on a hooked needle is an example of crochet.
- Crochet is defined as to loop yarn using a hooked needle to make clothing, blankets or craft projects.
Using a hooked needle to loop yarn to make a sweater is an example of a situation where you crochet.
Origin of crochetFr, small hook: see crotchet
verbcro·cheted , cro·chet·ing , cro·chets
Origin of crochetFrench crocheter, from Old French crochet, hook, diminutive of croche, feminine of croc, of Germanic origin.
- Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle.
(third-person singular simple present crochets, present participle crocheting, simple past and past participle crocheted)
From French crochet, from Middle French crochet, from Old French crochet, crokét (“curved instrument, hook”), diminutive of Old French croc (“hook”), from Old Frankish *krōk (“hook”) or from Old Norse krókr (“hook, bend, bight”), both from Proto-Germanic *krōkaz (“hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *gerg- (“tracery, basket, twist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch croec, crōc (“curl”), Middle English crōc (“crook, hook”). More at crook, crooked.