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crochet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v crochet make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle "She sat there crocheting all day"
    • v crochet create by looping or crocheting "crochet a bedspread"
    • n crochet needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crochet A kind of knitting done by means of a hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively.
    • v. t. & i Crochet To knit with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crochet A kind of knitting by means of a needle with a hook at one end.
    • n crochet An old hagbut or hand-cannon. Wilhelm, Mil. Dict.
    • n crochet In fortification, an indentation in the glacis, opposite a traverse, continuing the covered way around the traverse.
    • crochet To produce a close or open fabric by hooking a thread of worsted, linen, silk, etc., into meshes with a crochet-needle.
    • crochet To make in the style of work called crochet: as, to crochet a shawl; crocheted edging.
    • n crochet A fold of enamel directed forward from the anterior edge of the median cross-crest (metaloph) in such a tooth as the molar of a rhinoceros. See cut under tooth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crochet krō′shā a kind of handiwork in fancy worsted, cotton, or silk—an extensive system of looping, by means of a small hook
    • v.i Crochet to do such work
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. crochet, small hook. See Croche

Usage

In literature:

Lloyd crocheted in silence for half an hour longer, her fingers flying faster and faster in her eagerness to complete the task.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
A girl cannot crochet a tam-o'-shanter in a minute.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
There were white curtains at this window, tied back with crocheted bands of white cotton.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
The ladies did not forget to bring knitting, crochet, and sewing work with them.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Men often do crochet work while women dig ditches and drive piling.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
As to knitting and crochet-work, no one in that parish could match her.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
You draw, you read, you write, or you sew, crochet, or knit.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
There were crochet-work, and bed-quilts, and shawls with bright borders, spread out for people to see.
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
That crochet work looked all right.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
One who is expert with crochet needle can have a creation worthy of handing down for ages to come.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Sometimes when Mary and I sit crocheting together I wonder whether she won't smell a scorch.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
To the last link of the foundation chain, crochet five stitches, which must be again crocheted in the fifth stitch of the chain.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Give her a crochet needle, and a spool of "sil-cotton," and she will keep out of mischief.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
They're quite well off and all her towels had crochet lace at the ends.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Her mother was sitting by the window crocheting where the sun was streaming in.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
There was a crochet needle between them, and they were both absorbed in what it was doing.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
SHAMBORE was peeping over the blind (which had crochet lilies on it), but of course MOORE pretended not to see him.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
I shan't mind his reading to me, for I'll sew and crochet.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Claudia, the fresh addition to the form, strolled in late and sat crocheting while the others talked.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
Bedroom slippers, crocheted and made up over lamb's-wool soles, are welcome gifts to receive, and not hard to make.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

Beside her the lonely crochet
Lay patiently and unstirred,
But the fingers that would have work'd it
Were dead as the spoken word.
"Death In Leamington" by Sir John Betjeman
Why the extraneous plant?
Why the taboret?
Why, oh why, the doily?
(Embroidered in daisy stitch
with marguerites, I think,
and heavy with gray crochet.)
"Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop
Once there were some silly kittens,
And they knitted woolly mittens
To bestow upon the freezing Hottentots.
But the Hottentots refused them,
Saying that they never used them
Unless crocheted of red with yellow spots.
"The Funny Kittens" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Crochet a stylish handbag using our free instructions.
Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Her grandmother taught her how to crochet at the age of six and she still loves making different items.
Alice Kiley's crocheted caps help people in need keep out the cold.
This group for knitters, crocheters, and fabric artists welcomes all levels of experience, and meets every first Thursday of the month.
Angel with a crochet hook .
Ina enjoyed reading, crocheting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Judy enjoyed cooking and crocheting, but really loved going to yard sales.
Well, read on as Tricia takes us on a multi-part series through the fine Art of Crochet.
But I also love to crochet OK, so you've noticed that puckered reaction when you mention crochet to knitters.
Kristin knits a stained glass afghan and Drew crochets a stunning granny afghan by Ellen Gormley.
Kristin shows how to knit a stained glass afghan, that is sure to become a family heirloom and Drew crochet's a stunning granny afghan by Ellen Gormley.
Those interested may come to Clyde Public Library to and knit or crochet with others all over the world.
The group's coordinator, Deborah Parsons, invites anybody down who wants to meet other knitters and crocheters and possibly put their skills to good use in the future.
The Bound Brook Library offers two opportunities for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels in October.
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In science:

Stammbach, A course in homological algebra, second ed., Graduate Texts in Mathematics, vol. 4, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1997. Jean-Louis Koszul, Crochet de Schouten-Nijenhuis et cohomologie, Ast´erisque (1985), no.
A Batalin-Vilkovisky algebra morphism from double loop spaces to free loops
Vey J., D´eformation du crochet de poisson sur une vari´et´e symplectique, Comment.
Noncommutativity and Duality through the Symplectic Embedding Formalism
On the right we show a photo of a Necklace made from crochet lace, pearls, and sterling silver taken from .
Complex Networks from Simple Rewrite Systems
Koszul, Crochet de Schouten-Nijenhuis et cohomologie, The mathematical heritage of lie Cartan (Lyon, 1984).
On Quantum de Rham Cohomology Theory
Koszul, Crochet de Schouten-Nijenhuis et cohomologie, The mathematical heritage of lie Cartan (Lyon, 1984).
On Quantum de Rham Cohomology
Koszul: Crochet de Schouten-Nijenhuis et cohomologie, The mathematical heritage of ´Elie Cartan (Lyon, 1984).
Symplectically harmonic cohomology of nilmanifolds
Since entering federal prison in october, Martha Stewart has tried her hand at ceramics, learned to crochet and become an expert on vending-machine snacks.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Density irregularities, usually in the range from tens of centimeters to tens of meters, are routinely detected as strong coherent radar echoes [e.g., Cohen and Bow les, 1967; Balsley and Farley, 1971; Crochet et al., 1979; Kudeki et al., 1987].
Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Through E-region Turbulence 1: Energy Budget
Crochet de Schouten-Nijenhuis et cohomologie. (Schouten-Nijenhuis bracket and cohomology).
Polynomial poly-vector fields
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