Currently viable crafts




The making of a textile by interlocking loops of thread using a crochet hook.


Status Currently viable
Craft category  Textiles
Historic area of significance  UK
Area currently practised  UK
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople



Crochet is primarily practised as a hobby rather than as a commercial activity.




Local forms



  • Irish crochet – a type of lace made as an income generating activity in nineteenth century Ireland


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Craftspeople currently known


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