Crochets are attractive artwork. Crochet as we all know is the art or process of making a fabric out of thread or yarn, coming up with different attractive patterns, by the use of a crochet hook. Crochet is the French word meaning hook. But does anyone know the history and origin of crochet? Unfortunately, this intricate and attractive artwork has no record of its actual origins. Many areas like China, Southern America and Arabia claimed that they invented the art of crochet. There are even no evidences that show this practice to have started before its popularity in the 19th century.
Crochet became popular during the 1800s being an alternative to lace. It is a cheap and quick way for the middle class to come up with a lace like fabric through crochet. It was considered an imitation of status symbol by the middle class society because only high class society could afford expensive laces. The high class society did not appreciate this artwork. The popularity of crochet even peaked during the 1900s with the coming of more complex patterns. It was considered to be a ladylike activity showing the skillful hands of women to potential suitors.
During the 1980s, crochet popularity began to decline. The rise of economy brought about this fall down. More people had work and busy with it and no more to teach this artwork in the school’s curriculum. Luckily, it has made its comeback as a hobby and in itself artwork during the 1990s. It was in and out of spotlight but this artwork is here to stay.
As this may be the case of crochet history, no one can hinder its evolution with the fashion trend. Crochet has evolved to even more colorful patterns and much more complex patterns. It has even been used for a variety of purposes. The fashion industry has continued to use crochet in clothing pieces, accessories and more.
Simple dresses can look elegant and exciting with the touch of crochet to it. These intricate details and complex patterns of crochet make clothing and even accessories very attractive. Being in the fashion industry for quite a long time, modern twists of crochet fashion can still give a classic feel to it. A vintage look has been one of the latest trends and crochet is the way to o vintage. Crochet speaks old school fashion. Wearing crochet or crochet detailed clothing and accessories make you beautiful in a classical way.
Take a look at DHstyle’s crochet clothing and accessories. Crochets are actually timeless pieces therefore making it worth every penny. It comes and goes but it will never go extinct from the fashion world. Choose from DHstyles wide selection of crochet pieces and come up with your own intricate crochet look.