This one-of-a-kind Soft Crochet Top is hand-made by the lovely 65 years old woman Rosa Tejedos, whom I met on the traditional craft market in Lima, Peru. 🇵🇪
All wear, mending and idiosyncrasies are unique to the custom textile.
The word crochet is derived from the Old French crochet, a diminutive of croche, in turn from the Germanic croc, both meaning “hook”. It was used in 17th-century French lace-making, where the term crochetage designated a stitch used to join separate pieces of lace. The word crochet subsequently came to describe both the specific type of textile, and the hooked needle used to produce it.
The key difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one is begun, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time.