View Full Version : Why knitters need a (crochet) hook
05-01-2010, 10:52 PM
After exhausting my crochet stitch library, I looked to my good friend, Gooooooooogle for an unusual solid crochet stitch for my clutch im about to design, and ran accross these two articals by "Theresa Vinson Stenersen" on Knitty.com.
While most of us already know the value of a crochet hook....There may be some that don't. For those that dont, I present to you......
Why knitters need a (crochet) hook (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/FEATwin08TT.php)
Why knitters need a (crochet) hook, part II (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/FEATspr09TT.php)
Jan in CA
05-02-2010, 01:08 AM
I have a whole bunch of them I keep in my knitting bag. Mostly I use them for fixing dropped stitches, but they come in handy for other things as well. :thumbsup:
05-02-2010, 10:51 AM
I use them for dropped stitches or for attaching a border to an afghan, because I think it looks neater. It's more time consuming that just doing a mattress stitch, but well worth it, especially for blankets for kids. Makes them more robust.
05-02-2010, 11:08 AM
Now I on the other hand use them to make all kinds of things. Doilies, baby clothes and so much more. Lately I am using them to sew my hoody together. Yes , you read it correctly I am sewing my son's hoody together. I am making the hood and after that all that is left is the sleeves. The designer of the pattern recommended crocheting the seams together and I followed her advice. I did try one shoulder in a three needle bind off but the other I crocheted together and now I am redoing the three needle bind off as I like the crochet look better.
Use those hooks. I should mention I have been crocheting since I was 13 and It is more than 40 years since. I refuse to date myself at this point, LOL!!!!
05-02-2010, 11:45 AM
I use hooks to weave in the ends instead of a tapestry/darning needle. I don't need as much of a tail that way either.
05-04-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks! That really help me soplve a problem I was having designing a preemie hat! :)
05-04-2010, 02:04 PM
Same as most everyone else I use my hooks to pick up drop stitches and make borders. I do have a set of excessively large ones that I use to make rag rugs.