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History of Crochet

Mikey

Mikey

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    August 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Thank you for your article. I crochet, knit, latch hook, embroider (both regular and cross stitch), sew, anything to do with yarn or thread. The one thing I cannot master is tatting, oh how I wish someone could show me what I’m doing wrong there. If anyone knows of any articles about tatting I would be thrilled to see them.

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    August 22, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Thanks for a very enlightening article. Associating knitted and crocheted items with socio-economics is an interesting concept. My grandmother’s crocheted and one also tatted and embroidered. My mother knits but crochets rarely and she taught me to embroider but I never saw her make anything with it. I love knitting and crocheting equally but I sometimes need to embroider something. Tunisian crochet, which my grandmother did and called it afghan crochet is my new interest. I taught my 2 boys and daughter to knit. The boys never followed through but my daughter crochets. It’s interesting how the generations have switched back and forth.
    I love fiber arts and am enjoying playing in something other than acrylic yarn as the internet has made other yarns available and affordable.
    I enjoy the interest my take-along projects get in public. Men and women have started conversations both those who participate in that craft or others. It makes me happy to see all the people who are interested in fiber crafts as it nearly disappeared a few decades ago. My son-in-law was horrified because my daughter took her crocheting to the doctor’s office because only old ladies did that.
    Now we know the health benefits of being creative and the internet has connected crafters worldwide. So to whoever created crotcheting you are not the poor relation. You are a star in your own right and sibling rivalry is pretty silly and should be outgrown.

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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      I really enjoyed your write up. It’s a lot to think about. THanks for taking the time.

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        August 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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        Crocheting since 1971! No reason for the snobbery because both crafts are equally valid. Can crochet my way around the world, but knitting still feels like I got two left hands with all thumbs. Thanks crochet for the serenity.

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    August 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    Hi. I learned to knit at a very young age. I have been unwell and had to rest but, was bored with knitting so watched video’s, researched etsy, ebay and similar to find out about learning crochet. That was a year ago and I love crocheting and have made many items.
    I wouldn’t class myself as either a knitter or a crocheter but, a yarn artist. I do not understand the divide and never did.Before I could crochet I used to say ” I can knit but, I cant crochet”

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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      Yarn artist is a really nice statement.

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    August 22, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Thank you for this interesting and comprehensive history of a craft I love so much. My father taught me to crochet when I was 12 and Some 60 years later I decided to try it again. Research indicates that it has tremendous cognitive benefits and improves motor function. It’s great to know the history behind it.

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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      That’s totally true. The benefits and mobile benefits of using fingers and more are highly beneficial.

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    August 22, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I love you Mickey. You’re the best. Your tutorials are fun and easy to follow. Thank you for that. I have been a crocheter since I was 10 years old, I’m know where near your level of. exexpertise or experience.

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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      There’s always something to learn. That’s why I love this hobby. I will have never learned everything by the time I die. That’s what keeps me interested.

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    August 22, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    I love the study of planet earth and it was my first ever tutorial, to do. My daughters kept after me to to join. I was scared i wasn’t good enough even tho I’ve been crocheting for 53 years and i love the people in the group they are loving and understanding and so friendly and i had a school mate that found me after many years and it was so awesome and i got a another friend from my childhood to join. God is using you and your group to reach out to the world by being us all together. You are a beautiful blessing.! I’m thankful sweetie.

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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      I’m so happy for you Shiela. Thanks for being a part of our community.

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    August 21, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    I’ve heard that sailors a long time ago used a form of crochet to make chains of ropes. Don’t know if they ever went any further than just making a chain.

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    August 21, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    I had read somewhere that sailors crocheted.

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    August 21, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Correction: Amigurumi is actually a Japanese term , not Chinese.

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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      Yes, you were right. The first Amigurumi doll was found in China as being the oldest. I slipped up on the Japanese connection. I made the correction. Thanks so much.

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    August 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Thank you Mikey! Always interested in informative articles about all aspects of crochet.

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    August 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    It would make sense that crochet uses one hook, simpler, etc Thickness is dependent on yarn Guage I have some very comfortable socks, sweaters, etc from lightweight yarn. Go back to the tool fisherman used to make nets in the Bible times, and look at the costumes in Roman movies. Hm.

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    August 21, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Oops Mikey! Amigurumi is Japanese not Chinese….

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    • Mikey
      August 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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      You are right. I made an error. I fixed it.

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