Brief history of crochet • There really is no proven beginnings of crochet • Believed to be taught to nuns in the 1500’s • Some say derived from Chinese needle art called “tambouring” • The mid 1800’s patterns surfaced in Europe • During Irish famine used to supplement income • During the Victorian era • After World War I & II • In the 60’s and 70’s • Todays fashions
Materials to Use Yarn (or other textiles) Hooks
Basic Stitches Half-double Crochet Single Crochet
Basic Stitches Treble Crochet Double Crochet
Using a pattern • The guesswork is taken out of it • The colors are already picked for you • They are easy to read and follow
Not using a Pattern • You can further customize what you are making • Picking your own colors • Make up your own stitch combinations • Make up your own designs
In conclusion • You can hand make an affordable, personalized gift that will be cherished forever. Crocheting is not only easy, but fun, therapeutic, and affordable. Not to mention if you get good at it you may be able to provide yourself with some extra income.