Check out what I’ve been up to. I made my own crochet hook!
Recently one of my lovely Brittany hooks snapped in my bag, sad times :(
I spent ages looking for a replacement and I have always been interested in making my own hooks and when I found a scabby old stick outside my house I thought it must be a sign. I found a few tutorials online from Craftster and eHow and thought I would give it a go. I started with scraping off all of the yucky bits like bark and bumps with a Stanley knife and shaped the tip into a rough point. I then drew with a pencil where I wanted to hook part to be cut and started working the shape with the Stanley knife. I used a nail file to make the groove deeper and then went to town with the sand paper and did a lot of the shaping of the tip with that.
After going through 3 different grades of sand paper I then rubbed the hook with a candle to give it a nice shiny finish and used the heat from my hands to smooth it into the wood.
Then I tried it out and this is what I made for my friend Sam
I hope you like my new hook, I'm hoping to make more, I think a small saw and a sharper knife will help lots.