By OLIVIA WALMSLEY
Last updated at 7:56 AM on 8th July 2010
It may conjure up images of tacky doilies or hippy-style waistcoats but crochet is making a comeback.
Crochet was developed in the 19th century as an imitation of fine lace - the real thing was expensive, but women could produce crocheted pieces for pennies.
It enjoyed a resurgence post-World War II and again in the Sixties and Seventies when crocheted waistcoats and dresses became fashionable with the hippy set.
The wool gang: Crochet on the catwalk, left, while actress Kate Bosworth, right, wears a Topshop version
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