Past Tense Of Crochet: Crocheted or Croch (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Crochet?

The crochet past tense is crocheted. According to Collins Dictionary, crochet is a regular verb; its 3rd person singular in the present is crochets, its present participle form is crocheting, and its past participle is crocheted.

Crocheted is used in both V2 and V3 of the verb crochet. However, the past participle of crochet needs to be followed by auxiliary verbs such as have, has, and had. The V3 form is usually used to talk about an action that is in a sequence but is no longer happening in the present.

Simple Present He/She/It crochets

I/You/We/They crochet

Present Continuous He/She/It is crocheting

I am crocheting

You/We/They are crocheting

Present Perfect He/She/It has crocheted

I/You/We/They have crocheted

Present Perfect Continuous He/She/It has been crocheting

I/You/We/They have been crocheting

Simple Past He/She/It/I/You/We/They crocheted
Past Continuous I/He/She/It was crocheting

You/We/They were crocheting

Past Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They had crocheted
Past Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been crocheting
Simple Future He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall crochet
Future Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be crocheting
Future Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have crocheted
Future Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been crocheting

How do you spell crochet and crocheted as naturally and correctly as native speakers? The below videos may help you to pronounce them exactly.

How to say crochet: 

How to say crocheted: 


According to the Cambridge dictionary, the IPA transcription of crochet is /kroʊˈʃeɪ/, and of crocheted is /kroʊˈʃeɪd/. Although the verb crochet ends with the letter “t”, the “t” sound is not pronounced when saying the word. 

Thus, according to the -ed pronunciation rule, we add the letter “d” at the end of the basic form crochet to get its V2. You can watch the table below to make it clearer.

Form of word Pronunciation 
crochet /kroʊˈʃeɪ/ /kroʊˈʃeɪ/
crocheted /kroʊˈʃeɪd/ /kroʊˈʃeɪd/
crocheted /kroʊˈʃeɪd/ /kroʊˈʃeɪd/

Definitions And How To Use Crocheted?

What is crochet definition? The English verb crochet has only one meaning: To make a piece of clothes or other things with a pattern of holes, using wool/cotton and a special needle with a hook or curve on end.

Example 1: Life here is very peaceful, with the sound of stars on the hills and the peaceful scenery of the countryside. I passed villages and saw children flying kites together, some mothers crocheting sweaters for their babies, and fathers working in the fields.

Example 2: With the new year coming, the women in this area often crochet new blankets and other household items. It is considered a custom to welcome the new year in this area and wish for a happy family in the coming years.

Crocheted meaning is the same as crochet meaning. Like the past form of other words, crocheted is used to talk about the action that happened and was completed in the past.


  • Wool in Switzerland is taken from goat hair and sheep’s wool, and provided with raw materials for weaving, knitting, and making sweaters. The factories have crocheted more than 50 million items made from wool.
  • Benefactors send these shirts to remote areas in all sizes and designs. The hands of the mothers crocheted them.
  • In Russia, people crocheted many sweaters to stay warm last winter. Thick mattresses made of fleece are also popular.


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Past Tense Of Crochet

Choose the correct tense of the verb to fill in the blanks

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Jane: You ...... this bag during the lecture, right?

Jenny: Yeah. Don't tell the teacher!

Jane: I won't do it. Why don't you think about selling wool products online? You are very good at crocheting.

Jenny: I'll think about it.

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I ...... this bag in one morning. Everyone was surprised by my ability and talent. They didn't know that the painting on the wall took me a day to complete without making a single mistake in the crocheting process.

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My mother and I ...... new quilts with colorful patterns. We made 10 to give to relatives and friends as a New Year's gift. Hope they all like this gift.

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Yesterday a big fire broke out at the factory of cotton and wool products. All shipments were burned. The boxes of blankets that ...... for 2 months had now completely turned to ashes.

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What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Crochet?

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, the synonyms of crochet are: cable stitch, cast off, cast on, knit, quilt, cross-stitch, embroider

baste, ease, fell, finish, overcast, mend, patch, repair, darn, sew, stitch, suture.

In which the two words closest to crochet are knit and stitch. Knit means to make something (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool/ yarn with knitting needles by hand or a machine. Stitch means to sew things together/ to repair something by sewing.

The antonym of crochet is unsew, which means to remove/ rip the stitches of something sewn.

“Crochet” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?

Crochet is both an intransitive and a transitive verb. It can be or doesn’t need to be followed by an object because it can make a complete sentence with the subject. 

Is Crochet A Noun?

Yes. According to the Oxford Dictionary, crochet meaning is “a way of making clothes or other things from wool or cotton by using a special thick needle (with a hook at the end) to make a pattern connected”.

Example 1: You will need a wooden or plastic crochet hook and crochet needle to do this task. You need to act fast because your opponents have already crocheted a wool item.

Example 2: She has been passionate about knitting and crochet since childhood. Her parents bought her all the necessary items so that she could satisfy her passion. Now she is one of the most skilled and has a good technique of crochet in the field.