HNW - development of crochet

Margo Lynn Hablutzel Hablutzel at
Tue Jul 6 22:44:31 PDT 1999

>> Hello listers!
>> A friend and I have been having a discussion about early forms of
>> needlework.  Can anyone give a definite date and place for when
>> crochet was developed?  What type of hook was used? How about the
>> thread/yarn?  Any info is appreciated.

Rumours abound, but it appears to be a 17th-Century form in the earliest
verifiable fashion.  Begun as a cheaper and faster way to create lace than
bobbin or netting, most likely in cloisters (which sold the lace for

                                        ---= Margo Lynn
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