I was working on one of my scarves when my husband asked me what I was knitting? Knitting. KNITTING! Really.
This is actually how I felt when he asked that question. Now in his defense, I do knit, but I haven’t knitted anything in over a year. It isn’t just him. I find that when people see something that is made out of yarn they think it is knitted. I think people are aware of the crocheting. It’s something their grandmother did. They simply don’t know the difference.
With that being said, here are some cool facts about crochet.
- Crochet comes from the french word croche meaning hook.
- All the stitch pattern variations are created by using a combination of five basic stitches.
- You can make a circle using a crochet hook. To knit a circle you need special needles. Four of them actually.
- Crocheted items can’t be machine made. That’s right. If someone crochets you something just know you can’t go to Target and buy the exact same thing. Sure you can find a hat or scarf, but it will be knitted.
I just scrapped the surface of what crochet is. There will be more in-depth articles in the future, so stay tuned.