Irish Crochet

The Irish crochet hook, commonly known with the name of Irish Crochet, consists of a very ancient technique and particularly to work the yarn with the crochet hook in two stages: first you realize many small motive (such as flowers, leaves, stars, etc. ..) and, to give thickness to the creation, or these are superimposed one on the other or perform the design around small cords.

Subsequently, the patterns created will be arranged on a cloth so as to create the desired design and the whole is then joined through mesh and chains, so as to form a network, usually work with a crochet hook thin and different types of wire according to the part to be carried out (fine yarn for the network and spun more often for decoration).

This particular technique of crochet was born in Ireland around 1840, due to famine and poverty, spread a little 'everywhere and often the women learned to carry out work to sell to earn some money.

This ancient technique is perfect if you want to realize the doily or trimmings, as it is to use a very thin crocheting even if you want to use a more robust cotton than usual. But rediscovering ancient techniques, it can offer more useful insights to create something new.
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