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Carve Crochet Hook from Twig

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

12 Responses to “Carve Crochet Hook from Twig”

  1. Fiona says:

    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!

  2. Angela says:

    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?

  3. Erin says:

    Fruit trees tend to be less splinter prone than other trees, so that would probably be a good start.

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  5. ekobor says:

    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.

  6. Sarah says:

    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.

    • Denise says:

      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!

  7. jane says:

    I never make my own crochet hook. But It’s very interesting to see the process of making them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Ambreen says:

    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?

  9. Julie says:

    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.

  10. Chanel says:

    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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