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Whether as a simple trimming or an elaborate quilt or as a fabric almost rivalling the delicacy of a fine lace. Crochet is popular with anyone interested in fancy needlework, as it is only necessary to understand the stitches and terms to crochet.

Crochet is a craft that has been passed down through the years usually from grandmother to grandaughter and mother to daughter, in the days before television this was seen as a conventional and pleasing past time and this is still so today.

Crochet is an activity mainly carried on in the home, but with many local groups meeting together, to share ideas. Exhibitions and competitions are held across the country throughout the year attracting thousands of visitors.

With the basics being easy to learn, this safe and satisfying craft is both useful and an artistic craft that is suitable and compelling to a wide age range from young children to the elderly.

A fine piece of crochet is a true work of art, to create such pieces takes a life time of practise and sowing experience. necessary abilities to posses to create the finest of crochet are; good sight, nimble fingers and patience.

Crochet is one of several processes of creating fabric from a yarn. Crocheting, like knitting, consists of pulling loops through other loops with a crochet hook. Chain stich; Hook the cotton into a loop, and keep on looping the cotton through a previous stitch untill a succession of chains are made to form a foundation. To increase; two stitches may be worked in the same loop. or to decrease either miss a stitch of the preceding row or crochet two together.

Crochet making as a recreational pastime demands no set amount of dedication, but be warned the desire to create ever finner examples can become a life filling passion.

Crochet can be a relaxing pastime to be enjoyed by the individual and admired by the family and friends, or it can be a highly competitive activity. With competitions held locally, nationally and internationally.

Closely Related Activities
Cross Stitch 164, Embroidery 223, Knitting 352, Lace making 354, Needle Craft 442, Patchwork 459, Quilting 480, Tapestry 600.

Hand crochet needs very little in the way of equipment, a crochet hook, costing a few pence is all that is necessary. A crochet pattern to follow,(these can cost a pound or so, or can be found within magazines). And the thread to be used for the intended garment. Some types of yarn have become very expensive, To purchase the thread often costs more than to purchase a ready made machine crocheted garment.

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