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What is "Crochet" - Definition & Explanation

The word crochet describes the process of creating fabric from a length of cord, yarn, or thread with a hooked tool.
Series of loops made with single needle. Can be made into a fabric.
Decorative knitted looping technique with a special needle. Often made in to shawls and blankets, made popular by the 1960s hippie movement.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A variation of a 1x1 rib stitch with 2 sets of needles There is alternate knitting and tucking on one course then tucking and knitting on the next course. The fabric has the same look on both sides...
Silk, cotton, rayon, or synthetic fibers in a gauze or lino weave that is a very lightweight, open, sheer, or mesh fabric. Wears very well and launders very well. Typically has a swivel dot or clip...
The ability of a cloth to hold or pleat or a crease, which has been intentionally created, through the use of a heat treatment. Heat setting of thermoplastic fibers causes creases to be permanently...
A yarn that has been so processed as to introduce durable crimps (q.v.), coils, loops or other fine distortions along the length of the fibres or filaments. NOTE: a) The main texturing processes...
A manufactured fiber, which like acetate, is made by modifying cellulose. However, even more acetate groups have been added to create this fiber. Triacetate is less absorbent and less sensitive to...

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