Crochet need not be just about granny squares and certainly has something for all generations, young and old! Woolly Chic has a range of fun, quick and easy projects that are ideal for crocheting on the go!
In the 1973 edition of the Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Knitting & Crochet, Crochet was described as “a boon for the busy woman who can only spare ten minutes at a time.” The attraction of this quick, portable craft remains today. Projects can be carried around in your handbag, worked up in smaller individual motifs and sewn up into anything from blankets to fashionable garments.
In recent years there has been a revival in handmade crafts and people are enjoying once again, making their own clothes, keeping up with the latest fashion trends, without having to pay designer prices. Latest fashions includes crocheted motif tops, which would be simple to make in our gorgeous Fair Cotton and pom poms seem to be everywhere at the moment.
Did you know…
1. The word crochet is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook.
2. The granny square originally published in 1897 by the Weldon Company (London) is one of the oldest crochet patterns in print
3. Queen Victoria was an avid crocheter and contributed to the craft’s early popularity
CROCHET VIDEO TUTORIALS
There are a lot of You Tube crochet video tutorials online and it can be a bit overwhelming when you are learning to crochet. Please note that some videos will show you how to crochet with American Crochet terms and these are different to ours in the UK. But here are two great UK videos to get you started!