Of all fiber art forms, crochet offers the most opportunity for creativity
Materials include thread, yarn, ribbon, fabric strips, wire, rope, twine, cords, twisted paper,
video/cassette tape ribbons, recycled electrical cords/wires, and embroidery floss.
Shapes are limited only by the imagination
Crochet offers a wide variety of methods, techniques, and styles.
Here are a few examples:
Crocheted Hacky Sacks
History of Crochet
HISTORY of CROCHET is an excellent article written by Ruthie Marks and made available on the website for the Crochet Guild of America. A wide variety of theories exist on when and where crochet originated. As with most handcrafts, it is a continuously evolving art form with nuances added by every hand that that has taken it up.
Another article on the history of crochet can be found on the Creative Spotlite website.
Crochet: Developing a Craft by Nancy Nehring is another excellent essay on the history of crochet.