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Frogging & Other Slang Terms for Crochet

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Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd

I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.

19 thoughts on “Frogging & Other Slang Terms for Crochet

  • November 14, 2015 at 7:13 am
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    I just recently found this blog site and I love it already. I learned to crochet when I was around eight years old. I thought it was “Neat” watching my Aunt crochet so she taught me how. I love the synonyms that you use for different things in crochet. I’ve never used them before and may not in the future unless I am blogging with other crocheter’s. I’m not “bistitchual”, but would love to learn to knit. Anyway, this is a great site. Love the info I can get from it. Keep up the GREAT work.

  • November 11, 2015 at 4:45 am
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    I love these terms. I use some of them all the time. Yarn Barf is a fantastic description. I get so annoyed as my yarn always ends up barfing.

  • November 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm
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    Loved it!!! I haven’t used all the words, but have used some of them. I love the yarn barf one.. I hate when half the skein of yarn comes out when you are trying to find the one strand to pull from the center. Nine times out of ten, it’s a tangled up knot!!!
    Wish the yarn companies would make all their yarn skeins with a center pull.

  • November 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm
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    I love it when people ask me if I knit as wells as crochet! I get so say “No, I’m not bistitual!” It always gets a great laugh!

  • November 10, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    Love the article! I’m BiStitchual but I’m a better crochet than a knitter. Started knitting many years ago, but once I’ve learned how to crochet I became an addict. I tend to yarn barf the yarn I use for baby’s clothes. I get so angry at myself! Still, I pull myself together and start untangling the yarn with so much pacience that I usually get surprised! LOL!

  • November 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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    I’ve been hooking for almost 40 years but since I’m left handed my sisters didn’t think they could teach me. I was desperate and watch 1 of them and learned but since I didn’t know Crochet the first years were frustrated until I met an Annie’s Attic addict and like they say the rest is history.

  • November 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm
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    Love it! I have wondered what to call it, when one crochets AND knits. Bi-stitchual. (Yes, I am.)

  • November 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm
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    His isn’t something everyone uses but when I was teaching my friend how to make a hat (it was 1 dc 2 dc) she was having trouble seeing the stitches. It was all new to her. So we transformed them into bunnies and carrots. The 2dc were the bunny ears and the 1dc was the carrot. I had to rewrite a pattern for her she wanted to do into bunnies and carrots. She has come a long way from those beginning days but it worked to get her “hooked”

  • November 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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    Yarn barf is my favorite but I will be using PHd in the future.

  • November 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    Great article I often use the term yarn vomit, which is a bad center pull. I am a bistitchual hooker or hookerholic as my sister tells me I am addicted to crochet, knitting and yarn. There is also yarnaholic, we sometimes suffer from yarn fog in the yarn stores while adding to our stash.

  • November 10, 2015 at 11:53 am
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    This is interesting ! I am the only crocheter here so never used any of this language! Cool ,love it!

    • November 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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      I never used it, or even heard it, until I joined the online community. Now even my husband speaks it.

  • November 10, 2015 at 10:46 am
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    I’ve never used any of these, besides PHD, but “yarn barf” is so totally accurate, that it will be in my permanent vocab from now on!

  • November 10, 2015 at 10:41 am
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    Love it I’m bistitchual my self.

  • November 10, 2015 at 10:09 am
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    Being a BiStitchual Hooker who frogs her wips alot, I loved this article…. I shared it with my husband who can now understand a bit of what my sissy and I talk about! 🙂

  • November 10, 2015 at 9:35 am
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    You forgot “cro-jo”. It’s something I lose sometimes, but looking at all the great work done by other hookers on the Crochet Crowd webpage almost always helps me get my cro-jo back!

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