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Old 01-02-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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I think I want to learn
I'm considering joining you guys in the world of crochet. I used to do simple granny squares when I was younger, but had to stop, because my hand was aching from the hook and thick yarn.

So, I'm thinking that I would like to learn THREAD crochet. Maybe it won't hurt so bad? I already have some thin crochet hooks. And I have a BOATLOAD of yarn, so hopefully I have something I can use.

What can you guys recommend for a beginning thread crocheter?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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Pad your hook. Usually what is hurting is the tension that you have to hold it with. And the smaller the hook the more i hurts. There are hooks with large handles if you can find them. Or you can just put a couple pencil padders on it... with a tiny one, you may have to wrap the handle with masking tape first.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Possibly the tension, it depends where it hurts. When I had tendonitis the continual twisting motion of my hand aggravated it a lot. You'll just have to try it out and see how it goes.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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Thank you both! Yes, my pain in the past was in my wrist from the constant twisting.

That's the reason I knit English style.

I'll try it out with some different hooks and pads, and let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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I was at Michaels tonight and they have the crochet hooks that have the great big soft handles. Perhaps that would help you??? Good luck!
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Pratically everything you see done in yarn (except clothes or things that need a specific gauge), can be done in thread! I like doing crocheted toys (amigurumi) with thread when i don't want it to be big (like when it's done with ww yarn).

Also i really enjoy making fridgies, flowers to make insertions on clothes, edgings (i REALLY like doing edgings, even the more complicated ones)...
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I was in WalMart today and saw an Ergo dynamic hook with replacable heads that looked like it would be easy on the hand and wrist.
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Shandeh ... how are you doing with the crochet??? have you attempted any of the thread yet??
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by knit2btied View Post
I was in WalMart today and saw an Ergo dynamic hook with replacable heads that looked like it would be easy on the hand and wrist.
I saw that set at AC Moore the other day. Looks interesting!

Originally Posted by aztec_judy View Post
Shandeh ... how are you doing with the crochet??? have you attempted any of the thread yet??
I haven't tried yet, but I did look through some crochet books the other day, so I'm getting there!
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Originally Posted by knit2btied View Post
I was in WalMart today and saw an Ergo dynamic hook with replacable heads that looked like it would be easy on the hand and wrist.
I purchased that set at Michael's and didn't like it. The hook kept hanging up on my Sugar 'n Creme yarn. Also, the needle wouldn't go into the handle easily. I returned the set.

I use the little foam grips that are sold for crochet hooks in addition to a soft rubber/silacone pencil grip on top of the foam grip.
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