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.
crochet yarn

Yarn

cassette_tape_crochet_doily

Cassette Tape

wire crochet

Wire

thread crochet

Thread

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Shapes are limited only by the imagination

sculptural crochet

Crochet offers a wide variety of methods, techniques, and styles.
Here are a few examples:

tapestry crochet mat

Tapestry Crochet by Doe Arnot

tapestry crochet

Tapestry Crochet by Caroline Routh

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Filet Crochet - Piecework Magazine May/June 2008: Fiber Art Reflections

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s filet crochet mat as featured in Piecework Magazine May/June 2008.  It is also in the Crochet Traditions Fall 2012 issue. Vintage copies of the original pattern by Mary Card can sometimes be found on eBay or Etsy. One vintage publication is Needlecraft Magazine, October 1934. Laura’s mat is on display in her home/museum in Mansfield, Missouri. This pattern is called “Java Sparrows with Narcissus in a Table Mat” or “Mat in Narcissus and Titmouse Design” depending upon the version of the pattern you have.

Bruges Crochet from Magic Crochet magazine

Bruges Crochet from Magic Crochet magazine

hyperbolic crochet

Hyperbolic Crochet by Daina Taimina

granny afghan

Classic Granny Squares

Irish Crochet

anna 0307 orange suncatcher

Romanian Point Lace Crochet

White mats from Anna 0307

Romanian Point Lace Crochet

RPL book

heart bead mat in window full edit

Crochet Lace with Beads by Susan Lombardo

crochet rocks

Crochet Lace on the Rocks

Crochet lace work on stone

Crochet lace work on stone

Freeform Crochet Sculpture by Susan Lombardo

Interlock 5

Interlocking Crochet by Tanis Galik

freeform by prudence mapstone

Freeform Crochet by the incomparable Prudence Mapstone

Crochet lace on tulle

Crochet Lace on Tulle from issue #30 of Magic Crochet

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Crocheted Veggies

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Crocheted Hacky Sacks

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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.

Denise Lavoie wrote this wonderful article, RECLAIMING CROCHET and its AMERICAN HISTORY, which is published on the Crochet Insider website.

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.

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