Your question: What is the difference between crochet and Irish crochet?

Why did many Irish learn to crochet lace?

Irish crochet lace was developed in Ireland in the mid-1800s during the potato famine. The income that their sales provided was a lifeline for many families at this time. Crocheting was a simpler way to make lace using tiny hooks and fine yarns and the techniques were easy to learn.

What do you call a person who crochets?

How do you call a person who crochet? Crochet comes from the French word for hook so the title would be crochetier, but for the non-French speaking, crocheter will do.

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