Crochet Machine Operator

Operate machines to crochet trimmings on knitted garments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crochet Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to crochet trimmings on knitted garments: Selects spools of thread according to specifications, or color of garment, and mounts spools on holder of machine. Threads needle and yarn carrier or looper of machine. Depresses pedal to clamp edge of material under presser foot of machine. Starts machine and guides material under crocheting needle. Stops machine, turns handwheel to raise needle from garment, and cuts threads with scissors.


Should I be a Crochet Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crocheter, Denier Control Operator

    How to become a Crochet Machine Operator

    Most Crochet Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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