Crochet is a needlework technique performed using a crochet hook plus fiber or other similar material.
Most typically, this material is yarn or crochet thread, but it might also be fabric, wire, twine, or other innovative material. No one is exactly sure when and where the craft of crochet originated, but the word comes from croc, the Middle French word for curved instrument or hook.
Crochet enthusiasts can combine the basic stitches in various ways to create interesting stitch patterns.
It's possible to create many different effects; stitch patterns can be lacy or solid, colorful or monochromatic, patterned or plain. The craft is very popular with women living in the Kangri and Kumauni regions.