Crochet History: Older Than We Thought?

This photo may look like a close up of a classic crocheted chevron afghan, but it’s not. Surprisingly, it’s a piece of fabric found in an Egyptian tomb, from around 900 1to 1100 AD.  The February 16, 2010 issue of the online Talking Crochet newsletter contains a fascinating  article about this museum piece, which appears to have been made with thread using a needle to create the uniform regularity of the design. Could it be that the technique of crochet far older than we thought? Click below for further info:


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One thought on “Crochet History: Older Than We Thought?

  1. This is about the coolest thing I have read in a long time. I’ve always een fascinated with the history of fashion and needle arts; we should have known all along that those amazing Egyptians came up with crochet long before we did!

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