Most crochet uses one hook and works upon one stitch at a time.


According to Julie Oparka (Crochetopedia) evidence for crochet, such as artwork or written references, does not exist until the 1800s, which suggests that crochet as we know it did not exist until then. First published crochet patterns appeared in the 1840s, most notably in England.

Fun fact: Queen Victoria learned to crochet and made scarves as awards for selected veterans of the South African War (BBC: Queen Victoria’s Crochet).


And today, there is growing evidence that crochet (and knitting) can help ease stress and anxiety! – more here and here. Crafts are fun and healthy – what’s not to love about it?