Etymology
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crochet (n.)

"kind of knitting done with a needle with a hook at one end," 1846, from French crochet "small hook; canine tooth" (12c.), diminutive of croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook," which is of obscure origin but perhaps related to the widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." So called for the hooked needle used. Crochet-needle is from 1848; crochet-work from 1856; crochet-hook from 1849.

crochet (v.)

1848, intransitive, "to make a fabric by hooking a thread into meshes with a crochet-needle," from crochet (n.). Transitive sense of "to make in crochet-work" is by 1855. Related: Crocheted; crocheting.

updated on May 21, 2018

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Definitions of crochet from WordNet
1
crochet (v.)
create by looping or crocheting;
crochet a bedspread
crochet (v.)
make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle;
She sat there crocheting all day
Synonyms: hook
2
crochet (n.)
needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle;
Synonyms: crocheting
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