Friday, December 30, 2011

Peacock Crochet Hooks

Manufacturer: Tom & Linda of (formerly known as GraftonFibers)
Type of Hook:  Handcrafted Bullion Crochet Hook, size H/5mm
Own/Covet: Own, purchased at a ChainLink Conference a number of years ago
On the Hook: Crazy Stitch (aka Diagonal Box Stitch) scarf, original design, donated locally in 2010

What I love about the hook:  I usually display this hook at various crochet classes I teach as it beautifully demonstrates how the neck & body (shank) merge together to create a nice, long area for holding many yarn overs or many loops at one time without being stretched. (Not familiar with the anatomy of a crochet hook?  Then check out this image offered by the Crochet Guild of America.) This is important for making stitches such as the bullion stitch, also known as the roll stitch, and the rice stitch.  But this hook is also great for making thin strips of Tunisian crochet as well (think of creating Tunisian jewelry, or belts & straps) without having to use a very long hook -- or one that is cabled.  Because this hook is so versatile for several crochet stitches & techniques, I think it is a *must have* for every crocheter's "tool box."

At the writing of this blog entry, Tom & Linda have halted the making of these crochet hooks while they work on bringing their Interchangeable Crochet Hooks to market.

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