Dec 12, 2012

How to: Handmade Crochet Hooks Carved from Wooden Sticks

I try to be well versed in the classic craft media, but I've never really taken to yarn work such as knitting or crocheting. It's too much counting and dexterity for me to ever get the hang of, and I've abandoned nearly as many projects as I've started. 

But this incredible handmade wooden crochet sticks have got me thinking it's time I mastered the fiber arts.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find the original source for these amazing pieces and photos (they came from here and were credited to a dead link) but a little looking around led me to this great tutorial from Where I Bead, which shows you how to carve your own from found sticks with a simple pocket knife and sandpaper.

Carving Wooden Crochet Hooks [Where I Bead] 



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G Leigh on Apr 18, 2015:

When I was little, my grandpa made me a crochet hook from the chestnut tree out front. I treasure my memories of him whittling them even more.

Nancy on Apr 14, 2014:

My mama who is almost 92 years old has made many a one of these whittled out crochet hooks.  One in particular she made from the wood of the house that I was born in.  She made one for all her children.  She's blind now, but give her half a chance and she will still yet try to whittle.  She does however still put in a few crochet stitches every now and then in a rag rug.  Thanks so much for sharing.  Keep whittling away!

Anonymous on Jan 13, 2013:

keble.bigcartel.com and pinterest.com/keblecraft. I am glad you are inspired by my crochet hooks.

albert on Dec 16, 2012:

I a middle school teacher and last year I made knitting for one of my classes from chop sticks.

Parnuuna on Dec 12, 2012:

Awesomesauce!!!! :)

Chrissy on Dec 12, 2012:

I can help teach you some fiber arts if you would like.  Let me know.