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#1 crochetbug13

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:59 AM

I love a 4.25mm hook for size, but there is not an egronomically enhanced one on the market.

The black and white handle has been added to a 1.25 mm hook and was a total success. The Mondrian inspired handle was added to a 4.5 mm hook and while the hook is overall easier to use, the handle is to heavy, so I will be giving this another go.

Here is a blog post with all of the resources I used to do this project.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:58 AM

very cool! I use those foam cushy things from Susan Bates on my Boye hooks. I broke my ring finger at the first joint (closed it in the back hatch of a durango. ouch!) It messed up a lot of nerves and the hook moving over it can set it off. The cushy things seem to work well for me but that black/white one is just cool looking! :D

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

Clever idea!

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:33 PM

Very cool, love the colors!
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:38 AM

They look fun. :)

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:16 AM

I was amazed how easy it was to work with the clay. I made 9 and used a combination of colors. I made a Thumb print on all but 1 I forgot to do it with the first one. It has been dropped many times on tile floors and have not cracked or broke yet. The Clay really holds up.

3 are for a friend when I finish her doily so I plan to make me more~~

I like your black n white one, the rainbow one is pretty to.

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#7 Monique39

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:54 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

Very nice. I was going to try this myself til I found and ergonomic Aluminum Crochet Handle made by Boye this summer. It comes with the ergonomic handle and different sized washers to place over the hooks size 2.25mm-6.5mm. I can't remember the price of it, but it was less than $20.00. I picked it up when I was on Vancouver Island in July and got it in a little yarn store.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:43 AM

I have not seen the ergonomic Aluminum Crochet Handle made by Boye yet. How do you like crocheting with them. The ones I made are for crocheting with thread.

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Doing now: PK  99 LITTLE DOILIES

Crocheting now:  WILD OATS DOILY from MC.

Back Burner: PINEAPPLE DELIGHT , SWIRL DOILY.

BACKBURNER: 8 POINT TABLECENTER DOILY from 1936 Pattern.

DONE: Pk #10 of 99 Little Doilys.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Wow I am loving looking at all those hooks.. Love the color combos etc.
I gave it a crack over the weekend and having a ball...of fun
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QUOTE=sunnywolfgar;2344323]I was amazed how easy it was to work with the clay. I made 9 and used a combination of colors. I made a Thumb print on all but 1 I forgot to do it with the first one. It has been dropped many times on tile floors and have not cracked or broke yet. The Clay really holds up.

3 are for a friend when I finish her doily so I plan to make me more~~

I like your black n white one, the rainbow one is pretty to.[/QUOTE]

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

Hi cuddlebug

I love your handles on your hooks...
I gave it a crack over the weekend and I am having lots of fun...
hugs
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I love a 4.25mm hook for size, but there is not an egronomically enhanced one on the market.

The black and white handle has been added to a 1.25 mm hook and was a total success. The Mondrian inspired handle was added to a 4.5 mm hook and while the hook is overall easier to use, the handle is to heavy, so I will be giving this another go.

Here is a blog post with all of the resources I used to do this project.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Awesome!!!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

Hi cuddlebug

I love your handles on your hooks...
I gave it a crack over the weekend and I am having lots of fun...
hugs
Lillibet




We all would love to see the hooks you made Lillebet.

sunnywolfgar akaTerry Devine crochetier for 48 yrs and counting.....

 

Doing now: PK  99 LITTLE DOILIES

Crocheting now:  WILD OATS DOILY from MC.

Back Burner: PINEAPPLE DELIGHT , SWIRL DOILY.

BACKBURNER: 8 POINT TABLECENTER DOILY from 1936 Pattern.

DONE: Pk #10 of 99 Little Doilys.
http://www.ravelry.com/people/sunnywolfgar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/

 


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

I love looking at at the variety of handles. Makes me want to try too! Just not enough hours in a day to do everything that I want to try! :eek
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

They look great!
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

Great job.. I have been rolling this idea around for awhile but had a few questions.. I am a crocheter that holds the hook and the dip area and I wanted to know the polyo clay makes it difficult to crochet this high up on the hook?





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