Crochet is a type of knitting that became popular in the West during the 19th century. Also known as shepherd's knitting, crochet uses a needle known as a shepherd's hook, named for the hook at its end, which is used to grab yarn, usually wool. Taking its name from a French word for hook, croche, crochet is simpler than knitting, which requires two needles rather than one. One common application of crochet is to create borders around kitchen...Continue Reading