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This Crochet Pattern Looks a lot like Naalbinding

My mom sent me this picture of a very cute dishcloth she had crocheted. The pattern looks remarkably like ancient naalbinding, don’t you think?

Lacy Crochet Pattern for dishcloth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another picture up close:

Notice the loops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now compare the above image to our samples of ancient naalbinding:

Notice the loops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It makes sense, really. Naalbinding is perhaps the most ancient form of creating garments from yarn. The craft utilizes a large-eyed needle, which could easily have “morphed” into a crochet hook; both arts pull yarn through loops to create intricate and beautiful patterns.

Compare to Naalbinding Needles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think?

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