Uncommon Uses Of Your Crochet Hook
If you're a crafty person, you probably own a crochet hook. Better
yet, you probably own several crochet hooks in many different sizes.
After reading this article, you will never keep your crochet hooks
in your sewing basket or craft box.
A crochet hook can save you money on repairs to clothing, a crochet
hook can help you recover lost jewelry, and your unassuming crochet
hook can even make your hair look better, and that is only three of
At first glance,a crochet hook looks like nothing more than a straight
piece of wood or metal with a hook on one end. While a crochet hook
makes it easy to make doilies, beautiful throws and for the truly
ambitious : bedspreads; your crochet hook can be just as useful away
from your ball of yarn.
Have you ever had a snag happen on your favorite sweater? A crochet
hook can repair those little pulls in the yarn. Snags can be pulled
right back into your sweater with one crafty swipe of your crochet
hook. Simply stick the crochet hook outwards through the sweater,
hook the snag with the hook end of your crochet hook and gently pull
the crochet hook backwards, pulling the snagged piece of yard inside
If you happen to be sewing a pair of pants or other item that has
a drawstring, you can use a small crochet hook to quickly pull the
drawstring through. Additionally, crochet hooks are fantastic if you
are sewing an item with an elastic casing. You can use your crochet
hook to gently pull the elastic through the casing to the other side
and your elastic won't twist.
Dropped stitches while knitting usually mean going back and redoing
that section. However, your humble crochet hook can come to the rescue,
if you've only dropped a stitch or two you can remedy the situation
by using your crochet hook to pull the stitch back up.
Tiny, fine chains have a bad habit of getting tangled no matter how
carefully you hang or store them in your jewelry box. You can use
a crochet hook, gently inserted in the snarl using the hook end of
a small crochet hook to help untangle the links and usually the crochet
hook won't bend a single link.
rescue a crochet hook can perform is to rescue a ring in a drain.
The crochet hook is designed perfectly to go straight down a drain
and hook the band of a ring and bring it right back up.
If you want tiny fine highlights in your hair, use a cap as you normally
would and use your crochet hook to pull tiny groups of hair through
your cap to be highlighted. Use a smaller crochet hook for more natural
highlights, use a large crochet hook for the popular "chunky" highlighted
Next time you need help handling pulled stitches, tangled or lost
jewelry, or you want a little help highlighting your hair, look no
further than your own humble crochet hook!