Was crochet popular in the 60s?
1960s and 70s
The sixties was the decade where the crochet boom really began. Alongside the swinging fashions of the age, there was a huge trend for crocheted homeware. The ‘granny square’ also came into vogue. A simple design, this could be used to make a huge variety of clothes and accessories.
Is crochet a French word?
Etymology. The word crochet is derived from the Old French crochet, a diminutive of croche, in turn from the Germanic croc, both meaning “hook”. It was used in 17th-century French lace-making, where the term crochetage designated a stitch used to join separate pieces of lace.
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