well-crocheted

crochet

[kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee]
noun
1.
needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), crocheted [kroh-sheyd; British kroh-sheyd, -sheed] , crocheting [kroh-shey-ing; British kroh-shey-ing, -shee-ing] .
2.
to form by crochet.

Origin:
1840–50; < French: knitting needle, literally, small hook, diminutive of croche, croc < Middle English or Scandinavian. See crook1, -et

crocheter [kroh-shey-er; British kroh-shey-er, -shee-] , noun
well-crocheted, adjective
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crochet (ˈkrəʊʃeɪ, -ʃɪ)
 
vb , -chets, -cheting, -cheted
1.  to make (a piece of needlework, a garment, etc) by looping and intertwining thread with a hooked needle (crochet hook)
 
n
2.  work made by crocheting
3.  architect another name for crocket
4.  zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion
 
[C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin]
 
'crocheter
 
n

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crochet
1846, from Fr. crochet, dim. of croc "hook," from O.N. krokr "hook." So called for the hooked needle used.
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