The name is derived from the French term crochet, which means ‘small hook‘. It is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands. These are made of materials such as plastic, metal and wood. Crochet goods commonly manufactured commercially & produced in an artisan workshop.
Types of Crochet Stitches –
Basically , there are five types of crochet stitches –
1.Chain Stitch – It is used in beginning and the most basic as compare to other stitches .
2.Slip Stitch – It is used to join chains stitch to form a ring.
3.Single Crochet Stitch – It is the easiest stitch to work on and in UK, it is called as Double Crochet Stitch.
4.Half Double Crochet Stitch – It is the stitch that is done in between. (In UK it is called as Half Treble Stitch ).
5.Double Crochet Stitch – It is the stitch that has many uses and one can use it unlimited times.
Qualities of Crochet design –
It has an exclusive design , as sober as elegant, simple and sophisticated at the same time. It has a great dape. Crochet is completed before the next one is began.This art has attained its highest degree of perfection in England. In current British usage it is either called single crochet or slip – stitch crochet.
Health benefits of Crochet –
1.Crochenting helps with insomnia – If you get frustrated at night, don’t be. Focus on something that is repetitive, easy and ofcourse soothing like crochet projects. So, by doing this you can keep your mind calm and that’ll help you to sleep easily.
2.Crocheting reduces stress and anxiety – Whenever, you are feeling stressed or feeling anxious in your daily life, take sometime for yourself and spend some time in doing creative works.
3.Crochenting puts you in control – While choosing a craft , you are in full control of everything.The color of yarn you using and the types of hooks you are working with, that makes a differnce in feeling like you have a say again.
Thus, crochet is a very useful activity people love to do when it’s needed or in there free time. There are lots of variants and patterns of crochet that people love to do.
Thus, there are some people who do crochet clothing and other garments and then donate them to soldiers during war. It’s never really gone away, but today crochet is having a bit of a renaissance. Alongside, the swinging fashion of the age, there was a huge trend for crocheted homeware.