Crochet hooks are a necessary tool in making crochet items like sweaters, afghans, scarves and more.
These hooks have traditionally been made from wood. They are fast turnings that produce lovely smooth handles making them a pleasure to use.
|Easy-to-Hold Crochet Hook Handle |
By: John Wolf
You can turn a complete crochet hook from wood then carve the “hook” in its end. That is a satisfying project. My daughter, however, prefers the way a specific brand of metal hook grabs then releases the yarn. The problem with those hooks is that they are smaller in diameter than a wooden pencil. Holding that skinny shape for a period of time leads to hand fatigue. Fortunately, there is a woodturning solution. Make a wooden handle that is larger and more comfortable to hold, and then fit into it the metal hook and shaft of the purchased crochet hook.
|Crochet Hook Size Chart|
By: Katherine Kowalski
In this chart, Katherine shares the common sizes of crochet hooks that she's compiled over time.
|Creating Crochet Hooks|
By: Katherine Kowalski
In this text article, Katherine explains the principles to making crochet hooks. Based on her experience and the wonderful turnings on her website, it's obvious that she's the expert to listen to!
By: Larry Hancock
Larry does a wonderful job showing how to make a crochet hook. Larry also talks about sizes which are how they are sold and used.
The turning is easy with Larry's help and then he shows you the key steps to making the all so critical hook. His close-up photo's really show what the hook should look like when you are done!
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