Handmade crochet work
It is very difficult to stop looking at crochet handicrafts. All it takes is to look at one small “stitch” or detail to be drawn to the infinite beauty. You find yourself drawn to the sizes of the threads, the consistency of their colours, and the precision in stacking them side by side in such a creative way. You can never stop without trying to check all the buttonholes and compare them. You will try to imagine, how a beautiful artistic product like that bag could be made using only two skilled hands, two needles and one spool of thread.
A brief history of crochet arts
Crochet is a process in which a fabric is created from yarn or thread using a needle called a crochet needle. The word crochet was derived from the French word croc or croche - which was used in the transitional historical period from 1340-1611 in which French became the official language of the French Kingdom instead of Latin - which means hook, hook, or hook. The method of working crochet is similar to the method of working knitting, as it consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. But crochet differs from knitting in that there is only one active loop at a time (the only exception is in Tunisian crochet), and a crochet needle is used instead of two knitting needles. ( Nirmi Media, 22)
The art of crochet helped the Irish get out of the potato famine, which lasted in the period between 1845 and 1850, and which brought them out of extreme poverty by having parents, women, and children crochet the art in their poor homes, by candlelight, and selling it, and then it developed to organize the work of Irish men workers. Women and children worked within crochet cooperatives, after which schools were formed and specialized teachers were trained, which led to the spread of crochet throughout Ireland. (Mawdoo3, 2022)
Nirmi Media, Crochet History, 2022. Online and available at: https://nrme.net/detail1024392123.html
Cultural Papers - Fatimid Arts and the extent to which they were influenced by Coptic, Asian and Islamic Arts Schools, 2021 - online and available at: http://www.awraqthaqafya.com/1121/
Mawdoo3.com – History of the Art of Crochet, 2022. Online and available at:
It's not easy at all, and it requires skilled eyes as well as skilled hands. This beautiful doll has been sewn loop by loop using only hands. The difficult details may not seem clear in this product, but that certainly does not prevent them from being present. This artist had to spin the horse's body with such precision to make it look harmonious and elegant. If you look at the part below the horse's neck, you will find the beginning of the buttonholes in the shape of a circle. This means that the weaving began precisely from this point, and after that the artist began completing the rest of the main body to finish knitting this high-quality product.
How to perform crochet work
The artist, the maker of handmade crochet works, begins by contemplating the idea or product that he wants to implement first, as is the case with other handicrafts and works of art. The artist wants to first make sure that his idea is complete in the first place and that he can implement it with the resources and other capabilities available. Then he begins collecting threads, cosmetic decorations, needles, buttons, and everything else he needs to implement the product. We have found that many of these handicraft artists often put all the product elements together at the beginning of the implementation steps to save time and resources and not waste them searching for them again.
The artist then begins by defining the “main parts” of the product.
In this doll, for example, the artist decided before the beginning
Hair is a separate part that he works on. And the head and neck
The hands, the dress, the legs, and the shoes are formed together
Another part of the product.
It usually begins by defining the starting point in each section
Parts separately. Then as was explained before. Complete
Make the first stitch in the part he is working on, then stand up
The artist completes the part all the way to its end.
After all the main parts are finished spinning, the stage comes
The final step is assembling the parts and installing accessories such as eyes and mouth.
This final stage of assembly and installation of accessories may be the most difficult of all the stages of the product. Sometimes the accessories are made of materials that are difficult to install, or they are many in number. Or it requires high technical skills to attach it to the spun threads.
We see, for example, in such creative products that the artist had to sew the two main crochet parts with natural leather. It's not easy at all. The artist provides appropriate openings along the length of the leather piece to allow the crochet thread to pass through and attach the thread to the leather with such precision and this beautiful shape. Also, the zipper. The artist must sew the thread and attach it to the zipper with great precision and care to achieve this high quality.
Crochet is a beautiful and useful art that anyone can learn and benefit from in all different ways. By selling products, giving them as gifts, or even by taking them out