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

Pandora’s Box.


Crochet Book



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.


Crochet did


manifest across the world one weekend!


I love Crochet


Try and find information on the origins of crochet on the internet,

and you quickly discover that 

no one really knows.

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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.

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The vagueness is completely puzzling to me,


We can land on the Moon

but can’t determine the origins of crochet?






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After a few days trawling my way through the same

toothless theories,


I decided instead, to look at the different types of crochet.




There are millions of different types of crochet.


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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.

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So I am going

to pick a few types and look at them individually,

(over the next few months).


Tunisian Crochet Cushion


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.


6 Comments on Craft Nations: Crochet 101

  1. It may not be what you originally intended to write about but seems very interesting nonetheless. I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  2. Heidi you crack me up! Good for you for not completely throwing in the towel which I surely would have done. Pretty daunting this crochet business, eh? I like that you’ve found a few types to research and try. I’ll be back to see what you do with those! 🙂

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