crochet vs crotchet vs crotchety : Common Errors in English

About crochet vs crotchet vs crotchety

Although all of these words derive from a common ancestor meaning “hook” and are related to “crook,” they have taken on different meanings in modern English. Those who do needlework with a crochet hook crochet. Your peculiar notions are your crotchets. And a crabby old person like Bob Cratchit’s boss is crotchety. There are various other technical uses for “crotchet,” but people who use them usually know the correct spelling. Just remember that “crochet” goes only with goods made with a crochet hook.

crochet Meaning(s)

  • (n) needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
  • (v) create by looping or crocheting
  • (v) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle

crotchet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  • (n) a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  • (n) a strange attitude or habit
  • (n) a small tool or hooklike implement

crotchety Meaning(s)

  • (s) having a difficult and contrary disposition

crochet in News

  1. Crafter gets hooked on tapestry crocheting

    Barbara Yascolt of Grosse Pointe Woods has only been crocheting about three years, but she's already expanded her skills to include tapestry crochet, a technique whereby two or more colors of yarn are worked together to create designs with intricate stitc
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Detroit News

  2. One stitch at a time

    Mary Lou Fagen of Millville, a crochet artisan and owner of Created Just For You in the Landis Marketplace on Landis Avenue in Vineland, works at her business. For information, (856) 332-5931.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Journal

  3. Off duty bohemian luxe: Aline Weber

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion pictures / Paris fashion week / Street style Turning an all-black outfit into a hybrid of rock-chic and modern boho was Brazilian model Aline Weber spotted exiting a show in Paris. Aline paired a crochet skirt with ankle boots and a leather biker jacket, looking effortlessly tough with her blonde bob and grungy jewellery. Article continues . To read it ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: StyleBistro

crotchet in News

crotchety in News

  • Five Robotic Bike Parking Systems That Solve an Urban Dilemma

    The uproar over New York’s new bike share system is mostly due to very human shortcomings (one crotchety human in particular, actually). But it can also be blamed on the shortcomings of city infrastructure, which hasn't quite caught up to the demand for new, more efficient ways of storing velocipedes. Read more...        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Gizmodo

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