The Crochetophile


[kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee]

1. needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end fordrawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.

verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
crocheted [kroh-sheyd; British kroh-sheyd, -sheed]
crocheting [kroh-shey-ing; British kroh-shey-ing, -shee-ing]
2. to form by crochet

From French crochet, diminutive of croc “hook”, from Old Norse krokr “hook”. So called for the hooked needle used.


combining form
1. indicating a person or thing having a fondness or preference for something specified

Also -phil, word-forming element meaning “one that loves, likes, or is attracted to”, via French -phile and Medieval Latin -philus in this sense, from Greek -philos, common suffix in personal names, from philos “loving, dear”, from philein “to love”, of unknown origin.

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