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My Crochet Hook Is The One Tool I Can't Live Without!

Updated on August 29, 2012
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

You Need Crochet Hooks Even If You Don't Crochet!

"Why?" you are probably asking. Because they do just about everything! A crochet hook is the perfect tool to unclog your Keurig coffee maker and get it happily purring again. A crochet hook is one of the few tools that will remove a nasty hair clog from your bathroom sink drain, too. It can loosen a too-tight knot on a shoelace in a jiffy. It can even... be used to crochet with!

Now, you have to understand that being a crocheter for over 40 years, I have crochet hooks here of every size and description. Sometimes you need different sizes for different purposes. But the most handy size, and the one I'm recommending you pick up for your tool kit, is a size 6 in stainless steel. It's practically indestructible in that size, but small enough to do the daintiest of tasks.

Pick one up today - you'll never be sorry! Why? Because a crochet hook is a lot cheaper than a plumber, or a bottle of Drano for that matter!

Here is an illustration I did years ago of my imaginary bejeweled ideal crochet hook.

Get The Hook I Use And Recommend! - I Promise You'll Love It!

Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks Size 6 (1.00mm)
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks Size 6 (1.00mm)

This, in my opinion is the world's best crochet hook! I own it in many sizes. But for all-purpose tool kit use, this is a great size to have.

While you can buy lots of steel crochet hooks that are just in a straight line with no special handle, these Clover hooks are better. Why? Because that ergonomic grip gives you something sturdy to hold onto, so you won't drop that hook down the drain you're trying to unclog!

 

Just A Few Uses For A Handy Crochet Hook...

  1. Have a snag in a sweater? With your right hand, stick the crochet hook through from the inside to the outside of garment just a "frog-hair" away from the snagged thread. Swing the hook around the pulled thread, and while holding the free end of the thread snug with your left hand. pull it through to the inside of garment. Fixed!
  2. A crochet hook is the best tool ever to pull hair out of a clogged bathroom sink or shower drain! (ICK) Just be sure you don't drop it down the drain!

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    • Linda Pogue profile image

      Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

      There are tons of uses for tools such as crochet hooks. Blessed.

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love to crochet; it is very relaxing to me. :)

    • Kumar P S profile image

      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.