Crochet is a form of needlework that includes using a crochet hook and yarn. In some cases, yarn is not always used. Some people like to use a type of fabric, wire, twine, or other ground-breaking material. The goal for a person, who crochets, is to hope to finish their project so that it could be useful or become a show-and-tell and to let people know that hard work was dedicated to their project. Many projects include making scarves, sweaters, socks and even blankets.
In the nineteenth century, most American needle craft had went down, because there was not a need to spin yarn and create fabric in such a time-consuming manner. Crochet did not catch the eye of many American people, although it was used in Paris fashion railroads. People in America did not like crochet, because the people in England used it, and they wanted to put a huge distance between them. Crochet had deep English roots, but it had been banned as an export to England during America’s founding. When immigrants to the America via Ellis Island, they brought with them some of the things from home and during this time needle work was a huge part of their lives. Women were redefining their public and private roles, and the ability to choose to create crochet garments, accessories and home fashions was big during this time. The materials were easier to obtain and soon factories started to open and women no longer had to depend on their husbands as their source of income. Finally, there was a rise in the use of crochet and knitting and many needle craft programs were developed as a way to provide an outlet for immigrant expression, and for middle-class women to come into the picture and be involved. Home economics courses were developed and soon were used for college requirements. Girls took this class and hoped that this skill would help them earn a living. Crochet items were soon used to support events at church or sponsored by the community.
In order for a person to begin...