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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 yarn that is spun using pre-dyed fibers. These fibers are blended together to give a particular look. (For example, black and white may be blended together to create a grey heathered yarn.) The...
One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine,...
These weaves give the characteristic single-diagonal lines noted on the face of the cloth. There are twice as many threads per inch in the warp than there are in the weft. Because of the twist in the...
process of industrially washing garments after they have been manufactured to remove sizing; it also softens and pre-shrinks. Grommet - an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening....
A high-modulus, dimensionally stable rayon staple fiber. It is a natural fibre originating from wood pulp, cellulose and rayon. Finer quality than the regular rayon yarns, it has high resistance to...

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