Chetipani is the simplest kind of crochet and is usually made by the beginners. The other kind is Athakupani or joint attachment, in which different kinds of flower designs are combined to form the pattern. The combinations are harmonious and require a lot of imagination and dexterity. The designs are inspired from floral, nosegay, almond, and date motifs. The colours used commonly are black and brown with white and ikat weaves. The products dominantly comprise items for household use: curtains, bedspreads, and furniture covers. Dress materials often have crochet pieces as borders. Designs of local nature combined with influence of European style are in vogue. The existing pattern justifies its Christian influence from Portugal and Macao.
Procedure of making Crochet Embroidery
For crochet embroidery, the raw material includes cloth, thread, cotton threads of various colours and counts. The pattern or design to be worked is sketched on the cloth by hand or with the help of tracing paper. The traced lines are embroidered in different colour thread to give the portion a definite shape. This involves stitches of different types like running stitch, hemming stem stitch, chain stitch, cross stitch and fancy stitch etc.