While reflecting I realized I have been crocheting for over 36 years and I have never lost a hook.  I invested in a set of Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch and my crochet hooks just grew from there.  I have only owned two sets of crochet hooks – my first one and just in the last two years I invested in a set of Clover Amour Crochet Hooks.  I am getting older and wanted to get something a little less stressful to hold in my long crocheting sessions. These were ergonomic and served a purpose for my long term crocheting wishes.

Today I thought I would share with you some tips on how to keep track of your crochet hooks.  For me, every hook I lose is one less skein of yarn I will be able to purchase.

Helps on not losing your crochet hooks:

 Set up a crochet area in your house.  Make it the only place you crochet, that way all your tools are located in one spot.  

Have a permeant home for your hooks.  Invest in a crochet hook holder.  For example,   a roll or case.  There are also many crochet case patterns out there, where you could crochet your own.

Have a temporary home for your hooks.  I am not disciplined enough to put my hooks away after each use.  I have learned to work with my shortcomings.  So I had an old eye glass holder that is perfect for holding the hooks that I am currently using.  I have it setting on a little table next to my chair.

I used to lose hooks all the time in between my chair cosions.  Then spent the next half hour hunting them down.  Then one day I place plastic grocery bags down he cracks of the chair.  As many as I could stuff.  That was three years ago, I have never had that problem since.

When I am crocheting on the go, I either keep the hook in my hand, or I remove it from the project and place it deep in the bag or side pocket of my tote.  

I hope you find some of these tips useful, and if you have any that have been helping you, please share.  Remember hooks are a costly investment in our crocheting supplies and are sorely missed when needed.

Until next time keep those hooks flying.