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......
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.
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
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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!!!!