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What is Crocheting?

October 8, 2019 by Yhtack in Stitches  

Crocheting is the process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. Being a crocheter means you need to have patience and determination. Counting accurately is a major part of crocheting. This is more difficult than many other chores. It is imperative to have an idea about the types of crochet. Below are some of the types of crocheting that are worth mentioning:

Amigurumi Crochet

Amigurumi is a crochet art form that originated in Japan. It refers to the making of small, stuffed toys or creatures made from knitted or crocheted yarn. Amigurumi holds a meaning where Ami means crochet or knit and nuigurumi means stuffed doll. If you ever see a little doll or toy made from yarn, that’s amigurumi. Hello Kitty, Plants VS Zombies and Mario Kart are popular themes for amigurumi. By using amigurumi crochet you can make children’s toys and fan items.

Aran Crochet

Aran refers to ribbed or cabled crochet. It’s traditionally Celtic style crochet with interlocking cables. It is also useful to make chunky beanies, sweaters, and scarves. Aran is also a weight of yarn so be wary of that when you read the word ‘aran’ in a pattern. When you see a picture of someone snuggled under a big, cozy-looking blanket – that’s aran. You can make Blankets, Lapgans, Jackets, Coats by using this type of crochet.

Bavarian Crochet

This is a vintage crochet stitch that traditionally works in rounds like granny squares. It creates a thick fabric. Also, it allows for blended color changes rather than sharp color changes like with granny square. Each section has two parts – a base row of clusters and then a row of shells worked on top. Bavarian crochet looks like fancy granny squares. By using Bavarian Crochet you can make Shawls and Blankets.

Bosnian Crochet

Bosnian crochet forms a dense, knit-like fabric using just the crochet slip stitch. Moreover, you can buy Bosnian crochet hooks but it can also be worked with regular crochet hooks. It’s also sometimes called Shepherd’s knitting. Besides, it looks quite a lot like knitting. You can make scarves, beanies and other small items by using Bosnian Crochet.

Broomstick Crochet

Broomstick is a vintage crochet stitch. It is also sometimes called jiffy lace and it’s made with a traditional crochet hook. However, the stitches are formed around something long and wide like a broomstick handle. Nowadays, crocheters use large crochet hooks or thick dowel to do broomstick lace. In fact, broomstick lace is an excellent crochet skill to learn and it results in a very beautiful and unique final product. By using Broomstick Crochet you can make Delicate shawls and Throw blankets for decoration.

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