What Are You (Really) Wearing? Crochet

Crochet is essentially the chic cousin of a classic knit. Its spatial design is created by wrapping yarn around a crochet hook (also called a crochet needle) several times before looping it through for a singular stitch.

The art of crochet really took off during the Victorian Age in England and saw a major revival stateside in the 1970s. During that time, American popular culture viewed the open-stitch as a free form of expression – wearable art, if you will. Today, the retro trend with humble roots is ever-present from the runway to everyday.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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April 2, 2013