Crochet definition

krō-shā
Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle.
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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.

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To make by looping thread with a hooked needle.

Crochet a sweater.

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A kind of needlework in which loops of a thread or yarn are interconnected by means of a single hooked needle (crochet hook)
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To do crochet or make by crochet.
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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.

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Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle.
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To make (a piece of) needlework using a hooked needle, to make interlocking loops of thread.
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To make a piece of needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crochet
Plural:
crochets

Origin of crochet

  • French crocheter from Old French crochet hook diminutive of croche feminine of croc of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary