Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Interesting Facts About Crochet

I have been reading up on the history of Crochet and here are some interesting facts that I thought you might enjoy.

Crochet (IPA: krəʊ'ʃeɪ) is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread. The word is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops.

Did You Know? that it is believed that the first form of crocheting was actually done with your fingers instead of a hook?

WWII nearly brought this art to a hault due to shortages in materials needed to produce crocheted items.

Victorian hooks were usually handmade out of brass, ivory and various rare woods; not mass-produced such as the ones today.

Crocheting is believed to be such a popular art and hobbie due to it's inexpensive supplies and it's ease of being able to take it with you.

Crochet is used as a sort of "time out" for overactive children and mentally challenged persons in many schools, hospitals and nursing facilities around the world.

Crochet is proven to improve your logic skills, math skills and overall hand-eye co-ordination.