Crochet is a textile product made from a single thread that is inter-looped into a particular pattern using a hook. The name crochet is derived from the French word ‘croc’ or ‘croche’, meaning hook. Crochet is used for ornamental accessories to be worn on arms, ankles, and wrists. Hence traders approach artisans with market trends, and Developmental organizations or Self Help Groups try meet the demand. Tirumala Garments Training Center is one such non-profit organization from the district of Yadgiri, Karnataka. It is a training center, employing a large number of women into crochet making, helping them earn a living from the art. While also taking steps to preserve the Portuguese art of crochet and embroidery. The works done here are molded to incorporate modern designs to suit the market trend. The products made out of woolen crochet designs include sweaters, tablemats, curtains, caps, socks, bags, hand purses, etc.
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