Victorian Terms related to Crochet
Antimacassar: Cover to protect the back or arms of furniture from Macassar oil or other hair preparations.
Boa: Long fluffy scarf.
Capote: Long, hooded cloak or overcoat. or small bonnet with tie strings and a long mantle.
Comforter: Warm wrap for the neck; long narrow scarf.
Couvrepied: Literally a cover for the feet, similar to a small afghan.
Fascinator: Light head scarf of crochet or lace.
Pelerine: Short shaped shoulder cape; usually with long ends hanging down in front.
Pelisse: Full-length lightweight cloak or coat, often fur-trimmed and fur-lined.
Tippet: Cape worn over a cloak