I tend to use the same few crochet hooks over and over but my favorite crochet hook has shifted over time. Some things have stayed the same, though.
Always a Boye Girl
The first type of crochet hooks I ever tried were the Boye aluminum hooks and they’ve remained my favorite ever since. I’ve tried the Susan Bates hooks and they’re fine but the shape of the hook part doesn’t work as well for me. And I’ve tried wooden, bamboo, steel and plastic hooks and they’re all fine but I don’t like them as much as the aluminum hooks.
From G to J
For the longest time the G hook was my favorite crochet hook. That’s because it’s so versatile. It works with almost any weight of yarn. It can be used for almost any type of project. If I could only have one hook size on hand forever, that’s probably what I would choose. But recently I’ve just had a thing for larger hooks, mostly the J size. I like using it to create really openwork lacy designs with lightweight yarn and also to quickly work up bulky yarn projects. So right now I’m a J girl.
What’s your favorite crochet hook?
This post is part of the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge hosted by Julie of Red Berry Crochet.
Every weekend I post a Link Love roundup of the best crochet information and patterns from around the web. I’ve been looking through this year’s posts so far and decided it would be a good idea to aggregate some of the patterns into themes to make them easier to find. Today I’ve got a collection of the best crochet accessories patterns so far in 2014.
Crochet Jewelry Patterns
Pewter Statement Crochet Bracelet free pattern by @fiberflux
crochet necklace pattern for sale from Little Treasures
Garden Party crochet necklace pattern for sale from @stitchstory
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Yarnbombing Los Angeles is collecting donations for another collaborative crochet art project. I’m planning to participate. Will you?!
About the Project
“This time we’re going to yarn bomb Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles, floor to ceiling! Based on the Greek idea of the polis, the installation looks at the coming together of crafters, pedestrians, and downtown Los Angeles districts in the space of an open air market.”
Knit and Crochet Donations Needed
YBLA is seeking a few specific donations although there is also a lot of room for creativity. First they are seeking large knit or crochet rectangles sized either 12″ x 72″ 0r 12″ x 18″. The pieces need to be solid colors in either hot pink or cyan blue but you can use any stitch pattern that you want to make those rectangles. Second, they are seeking circular white doily-style pieces that are 8″ diameter.
The deadline for submissions is September 24th and the project will be unveiled in November. Full details here.