We found these oh-so-cool handmade crochet hooks on pinned by Marta McCall.
And a tutorial at Stramenda.
Have you ever made your own hooks or needles? We’d love to see them!
Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 2, 2011 02:12 PM | 12 Comments
Those twig crochet hooks are beautiful! I once taught classes on introductory knitting and crochet and we carved our own hooks and needles. Crochet hooks take a bit of patience to get around the hook- but what a sense of satisfaction you get from making them! This twig ones would be inspiring to work with…I think I’ll have to make some soon!
I’m wondering if it is required that the twig be from a certain variety of tree. Are there twigs from trees that would be easier or better to use?
Fruit trees tend to be less splinter prone than other trees, so that would probably be a good start.
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I made a couple a few years ago, mainly because larger hooks are hard to find in anything other than plastic.
And I hate plastic hooks.
The twig hooks in the photo are made by me, photo by a friend. In answer to the question about type of wood: I do not use any specific wood but I collect it from the beach so it has spent some time in the pacific ocean and on the beach. This seems to make it more resilient. I tried wood from the dry interior of the continent and it was too brittle for effective crochet hooks.
I have begun making my own crochet hooks, too. I like to leave the ends looking like twigs. I use whatever interesting twig I find in my yard. I just like them to be old, dried out wood. I sand them smooth between coats of clear, gloss spray paint. These sell around $20.00 a piece so I am pleased that I am saving money. I have learned from experience that the hook end needs to be very straight for ease of use. The back end I leave wild! Thank you for sharing your hand made hooks!
I never make my own crochet hook. But It’s very interesting to see the process of making them. Thanks for sharing.
Very creative. Never knew we could make crochet hooks on our own.
Question is: is it lighter in use? How do we know the size?
I have made several hooks. I have cedar, cherry, mulberry, spalted pine, oak and bamboo. I do not use any sealant on my wood, I just use another piece of would to buff and bring out the natural shine.
That would should be wood.
I have a set of them purchased, but now I am looking forward to making my own. I like them because they are lightweight for crocheting and my hand isn’t as tired.
Sarah, your work is beautiful and thanks for the share.
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