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Mar 23, 2011

History of Crochet

The origin of crochet is not exactly known. In history, the traces are found in Egypt, Babylon, Middle East. It may be originated from the shepeherd's knitting when sheep's wool is caught in fences or thorny bushes, were collected and spun into a rough yarn, which then with the help of a stick with an curved end was turned into simple garments.

As the inventions and technological advancements started happening, knitting and looming came into use. During the victorian period, crocheted works are seen in paintings and pictures, in the form of doilies, mats and covers.

The fishermen also uses similar type of hooks to make their fishing nets.

Thus a small curved end needle, dances to the spell of the creator and works wonders by making patterns and giving shape to a thread.

Wish you all a "Happy Crocheting"


nityakalyani said...

wow mira - nice to know the history behing this art. please do write some more dear.

mira-arts.blogspot.com said...

sure Nitya Bhen. THank you for encouraging me

anandhirajan said...

Very nice info on crochet.Thanks for sharing

mira-arts.blogspot.com said...

Thank you Anandhi

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