A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

A Perfect Fit

The other day I saw a post here that inspired me. The post is about improving your crochet by having the right crochet hook. I have been crocheting forever, making chains on my fingers when I was a little kid. I haven’t thought about the hooks I use improving my crochet. The problem is I don’t have the money to spend on new crochet hooks but I got an idea. I could make the hooks I have better for me. The metal hooks are fine but I could use a better grip, plus I have been working on a crochet mermaid blanket for a year. I really need to finish it for my daughter and maybe this will help.

I decided to wrap a crochet hook in polymer clay and mold it to my grip. Guess what? It works wonderfully and one package of clay will probably do about three hooks maybe four. It is a much cheaper way to go than buying new hooks.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

I bought Halloween colors of clay recently and instead of buying more I used them for my hook. Using about a quarter from each package, I conditioned the clay first.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

Then using  my dedicated clay pasta machine I ran each color through to make them flat.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

I then put them together and rolled them through again.

 

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

I folded the ribbon of clay a couple of times.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

One more roll through and I was happy with how it looked.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

Time to cut it down.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

And roll the hook into the clay.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

Once the hook was encased in clay I cut off the excess. Then I smoothed the clay at the top and bottom.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

I then held the hook how I would if I were crocheting and put pressure where my thumb and fingers grip it.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

It doesn’t look great but it fits my hand perfectly. The clay gives the hook  a bit more weight which feels better too.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

To prevent the clay from flattening on the tile when I baked it, I used polyester fiberfill to cushion it. I baked it according to the instructions on the packaging. After baking, I let it completely cool.

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

It works great and I think I’ll be able to finish this mermaid blanket soon. You can find me as deedle89 on Ravelry.

I will be linking up with these parties.

Until Next TimeKileen (3)

 

A Perfect Fit Crochet Hook

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. What a brilliant idea Kileen. It must make such a difference. I would love to know how to crochet but I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Sweet Inspiration party

  2. What an interesting idea! I never would’ve thought of this. I’m wondering, does it really feel more comfortable even with the hard Fimo? I thought that this type of handle is always from that sort of squishy rubber material. In either case, this is awesome! 🙂 Lisa

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