Craft Nations: Crochet 101 was supposed to a simple lesson…
In the origins of crochet & the different styles currently in use.
Well, I feel like I have just opened
Don’t get me wrong,
I knew when I chose the subject for today’s post,
that it would be extensive.
I just didn’t know HOW much so.
I now honestly believe my original instincts were right.
manifest across the world one weekend!
Try and find information on the origins of crochet on the internet,
and you quickly discover that
no one really knows.
Theories abound, but no one has any concrete proof.
It either arrived from the Far East
around the 15th century (possibly by donkey),
evolved out of steam
during the 18th century Industrial Revolution.
The vagueness is completely puzzling to me,
We can land on the Moon
but can’t determine the origins of crochet?
After a few days trawling my way through the same
I decided instead, to look at the different types of crochet.
There are millions of different types of crochet.
Oh okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but there are atleast 129 according to
‘Crochet with Dee‘
BUT that is still far too much
for one little blog post.
So I am going
to pick a few types and look at them individually,
(over the next few months).
Looking at Dee’s extensive list
I have decided to try and investigate the following;
& Pjoning, which seems to be a Scandinavian version of Bosnian crochet.
That should keep me busy for a while.