History of Crochet

The modern art of Crochet was developed during the 16th century,… it becomes known as “Crochet Lace” in France and “Chain Lace” in England, according to American Crochet expert Annie Potter.(Retrieved from

New Age of Crochet

Crochet is not an old craft anymore. 

Crochet is now wearing over the catwalks and you can see crocheted clothing and accessories in fashion magazines, even celebrities are crocheting along.

There are so many things to do with crochet and it’s so versatile that you can produce a fabric or made a home decoration or home accessory that is unique, handmade by you.

You are never wrong with crochet! If something goes bad unravel the wool and start again.

Crochet Styles

Over the years were born differents styles.

Such as:

  • Tunisian Crochet
  • Lace Crochet
  • Broomstick Lace Crochet
  • Bruges Crochet Lace
  • Aran Crochet
  • Tapestry Crochet
  • Afghan Crochet

to name a few, and new styles such as:

  • Modern Freeform Crochet Style

I have found interesting information about these Crochet techniques.

Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet is worked with a special hook, back and forth without turning the work. This kind of crochet produces a dense fabric. 

Find out more in this video tutorial

Broomstick Lace

“Broomstick lace is a unique crochet stitch. The design is made by using a crochet hook to pull tall loops of thread up onto a dowel (historically, a broomstick, which is where the name comes from). These loops are made left to right across the row. They are then looped together into clusters using single crochet stitches worked right to left back across the row of loops.”  blog.redheart. (n.d) Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Broomstick Lace Crochet [How to crochet broomstick lace] Retrieved from

Find out more in this video tutorial

Bruges Crochet Lace

A beautiful way of making decorative ribbons in crochet.

If you want to get inspired, look into this website, you can learn how to crochet this interesting lace with step by step very detailed tutorial, I hope you enjoy it.

Freeform Crochet

How the name said, you are free to do any kind of design with this technique, after that, are joined to other pieces producing a unique colorful fabric.

Explore patterns and ideas here

Tapestry Crochet

Explore Tapestry Crochet patterns and ideas here.


Afghan Crochet

Made from square patterns joined together.

Yarn Bombing

A new Crochet movement was born and it has spread worldwide.

Crochet crafters use to decorate public places with their crochet pieces, you could find crochet flowers hanging on a tree, over a window or you could see light poles covered in cozy colorful crochet, who knows! and this movement is taking over New Zealand too. 


See you in my next post.

Colleen Brent





Tapestry Crochet

The art of Crochet.

Tapestry Crochet

I want to share with you one of my favorite crafts, “Tapestry Crochet”.

I was very little when my aunt taught me the art of crochet, since then I’ve always found the spare time for doing something new or trying new patterns. This makes me very happy and is a wonderful way to unwind and relax.


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Tapestry crochet is a colorful technique, very detailed and usually utilizes lots of rich colors in their pattern designs, most of them ethnic or symbolic.

This versatile way of crochet is working out for women and men as well. 


The history of tapestry crochet takes us all around the world, we can find tapestry crochet artists in Guatemala, (Central America country), in Morocco, (North of  Africa), Tibet etc. to name a few, but in Colombia, (South America), I have found  a tribe called Wayuu that makes the most amazing and colorful bags that you could imagine.

You can find more about the Wayuu people in here.

There is plenty of useful information online about this art, with lots of patterns and beautiful pictures so if you are interested in trying something new and challenging, why not try one of these tutorials that I have found and give them a go. 

Here you have some good sites to look into.



Do you like this unique and marvelous technique? If you do, share with me your ideas and knowledge and if you have done some tapestry crochet, send me your pictures and I will post them.


See you soon!

Colleen Brent. 

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