Not much is known about the beginnings of crochet, but it is believed that the earliest crocheting was done by finger crocheting. In finger crocheting, you merely use your fingers instead of hooks. But, for most of history crochet has been done with hooks. To learn this useful skill, you can take a crochet class.
Crocheting was popular for many years until the start of World War II. Worldwide shortages of materials caused people to give up the hobby temporarily. But, during the 1970s, popularity began to increase and has continued to this day. There are even some men who are learning how to crochet!
There are crochet classes in most every city in the country. You can start with a basic class if you have never learned crochet before. In the basic classes you will be taught how to choose the yarn and how to work with the tools. In addition, you will learn how to read the patterns. You will get simple patterns to work with.
In more advanced classes you might make larger items like a pillow. You might learn some of the other crochet techniques as there are many different techniques. Delta crochet is one of the other techniques. This is different from the basic Filet crochet in that you crochet in triangles instead of squares.
What items can you crochet once you learn how to do it! You can make clothing, headbands, shawls, quilts, items for your baby and much more. The more techniques you learn the more items you can create. One reason the hobby remains popular is that the materials needed are inexpensive and easy to get.
Crochet is a relaxing hobby that can produce some great items and gifts. It is good for manual dexterity and even beneficial to arthritis sufferers. Take a crochet class and find out what a rewarding hobby it can be.