What is crochet and macrame?
Credit:Ruth JenkinsonDorling KindersleyGetty Images
Q:

What is crochet and macrame?

A:

Quick Answer

Crochet and macrame have similar finished products, but crochet involves the use of a crochet needle and loops of yarn, while macrame involves various intricate knots in the yarn. Macrame was popular with 19th century sailors who created things out of leather, rope and yarn in their spare time. Both macrame and crochet are forms of knitting.

 Know More

Full Answer

While macrame was popular among sailors, it again became more widely popular in the 1970s. It was used for wall hangings and potted plant holders and was a staple in fashion. Macrame was traditionally made out of rope, but the knotted designs that were seen on clothing articles were created out of yarn and fabric fibers. The process of macrame requires no special tools and can be created using any type of fiber.

Crochet is more commonly associated with knitting and is the basis for many children's blankets. It is a lightly woven form of the fibers, and it can be created with the use of a single hook crochet needle. The way that crochet is made is similar to the process of creating lace, but crochet pieces are often not as delicate as lace pieces. Crochet was popular in fashion in the 1970 s.

Learn more about Crafting

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a crochet twist stitch?

    A:

    A crochet twist stitch wraps the yarn around a previous stitch to create cables, which are stitches that slant to the left or right. The stitch is also referred to as a front post stitch or back post stitch.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you make a magic ring?

    A:

    To make a magic ring for crochet projects, first take the yarn and form a loop, leaving a long tail. Using the hook, pull yarn through the loop. Chain stitch one, then single stitch in the round the number of stitches needed. Pull the tail end to close the circle.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you double crochet?

    A:

    To do a double crochet, hold the yarn over the hook and place it though the stitch. There are three loops in a hook. To begin, choose the hole that is closest to the crochet hook.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you make a yarn wig?

    A:

    Make a yarn wig by selecting the color, purchasing the appropriate amount of yarn, wrapping the yarn around the back of a chair, tying one end of the loops together and cutting the other. Spread the wig on the head, and hold it in place with bobby pins.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore