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.