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Old 01-09-2008, 02:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by aztec_judy View Post
I flip flop back and forth between pencil style holding and across the plam holding ..
I do this too, and found that it helps. I move my wrist more when I hold the hook pencil style, and have noticed that my wrist is a little more stable, and I don't need to move it quite as much when I hold the hook "knife" style (you know, like you're cutting something with a knife?)
But taking breaks, just like with knitting, and flexing your fingers really helps too.

I've started working with crochet thread and have found it to be really fun. So far I've only used regular sized crochet hooks with it, but plan on trying the smaller size hooks too.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #12
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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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Old 01-13-2008, 11:00 AM   #13
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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   #14
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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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Old 01-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #15
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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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I have the Clover hooks and I love them! I can crochet twice as long when I'm using one of those.
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I ALMOST bought two of those hooks the other day, but then put them back, because I decided I'd better choose a pattern first. I don't want to end up with a full set of crochet hooks, and then realize I can't do the craft.

So, I'm going to make a decision about something quick and simple to make. Then, I'll get the right size hook for that project, and give it a go.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:00 PM   #18
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I work in Wal-Mart and we sell these in the crafts department.
Provocraft Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Find quality Crochet Tools here at Knitting-Warehouse.com! One handle -six crochet hooks! These ergonomic handles offer greater comfort, reduce fatigue and make it possible to crochet longer without pain. Tool kit features two handle options, six crochet hook heads (sizes F, G, H, I, J and K) and a bonus Knifty Knitter head! Easy to assemble, soft touch long handle grip with four trigger hand grip positions
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