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The origins of crochet are tricky to trace. Earliest known records date back to 1824, but evidence suggests that women have been sharing crochet patterns since well before then.
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Gaining popularity in Europe in the 19th century, it is thought the craft evolved long before this from traditional practices in Iran, South America and China.
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Crochet saved lives. Many Irish relied on earnings from crochet pieces they created during the potato famine. Crochet schools were formed and people saved money to emigrate to the U.S.
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Corner to corner is an awesome new technique. Also known as c2c, is worked diagonally, as you create "pixels" with clusters of stitches.
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There is such a thing as crochet boobs. Knitted Knockers, a charity that provides special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies.
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The largest ever crochet blanket measures about 120,000 square feet. The record is held Subashri Natarajan, of India. Over 1,000 people helped to combine hundreds of 40x40 inch sections. Much of the piece was donated to charities.
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