The first silent auction for Grandmother Tree’s crochet hook (the first of my challenge series) is already underway. You can check out the final photos and view the bidding here.
I’ve been working on a new hook this week to be released for next, but I haven’t had a lot of time to take photos and blog about it. I’ve found myself calling her “Mrs. Mapleworths.” :) I’ll let you guess on the reason. Stay tuned for her story coming soon!
But since we’ve talked a bit about crochet shape and anatomy, I thought I’d show you a video I made about one of the features I like to engineer into my hooks sometimes. It’s a smooth slanted end that makes a great tool for picking out stitches that I want to work with. Sometimes I find that the actual hook of a crochet tool is itself not always conducive to isolating a part of a completed crochet stitch I want to put another stitch into. Hooks are great for creating stitches, but not always the best tool for isolating loops after the stitch/fabric has been created. Sometimes I don’t want to use a whole “bar” to put a stitch into, I want to use only part of that bar. (It does create a different look.) For that reason, I sometimes use this slanted end feature to help isolate a loop I want to use without distorting the rest of the crochet fabric around it. It’s an easier way to do what I want, without disturbing the structure I’ve already created.
So check it out and see what you think! If you find it interesting – please share!
Are you aware of other discussions about crochet hook engineering or do you personally have comments on designs you wish you had in a tool? Please let me know!