off I have to say that my favorite crochet isIntarsia (charted) Crochet. I
will be getting into this style later on in this series for any experienced
with knitting, crochet has a much shorter history, and is thought to have
developed fromlace-making. The origin
is debatable, but research suggest that it became a pastime for high-born
the 16th century. It was passed on by nuns, who were the main teachers of
lace-making at that time.
was an imitation of lace-making because lace was very expensive and most could
not afford it. The word “crochet” comes from the French word for hook.
evolved from a form a needlework called tambouring, which is a cross between
lace-making and crochet. It got its name because it was originally worked in a
frame which resembled a tambourine. It looks likechain
stitches(used in embroidery) and was used to make decorative flower
motifs on muslin and other fabrics.
it was discovered thatpatternsof
chain stitches could be made by joining them together without the need for a
frame or fabric, lace-making developed into the art we know today as crochet,
although at that time is was done with extremely tiny hooks and fine thread
(sort of like what you would use to make doilies).
first publication of crochet patterns was in the 1840′s, crochet became more
popular and not only for the wealthy.
Riego de la Branchardiere translated several bobbin lace and needle
lace designs into “Irish” crochet patterns for publication.
said to be the finest form of crochet. Exceedingly intricate and complicated
patterns are worked with fine thread.Queen
this form of crochet so much that she learned how to do it herself.