The word crochet is derived from the French word, croche, meaning hook. This beautifully preserved Crochet Sample book dates from 1885. Crochet has been handed down from generation to generation through family and friends without written patterns. It was very common to work directly from a picture of the finished work or from a sample of crochet. Before patterns were widely published crochet sample books provided a way to record favorite patterns and to share them with relatives and friends.
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