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Aug 8, 2012 14:02:52   #
bellasmom
 
Someone was asking about those crochet hooks that allow you to crochet directly into the fabric to create an edge - personally I have not seen one of these here but I know someone who has talked about them as an alternative to how I do crochet on prefab projects like when you buy or make a receiving blanket or do a hanky or pillow cases or top sheet or even to add lace to collar on a romper or kids round collar dress. I use an very sharp AWL to make the holes in sheets and pillow cases etc but not hankies those are thin enough - I did try tricks on my sewing machine like inserting a wing needle or denim needle and using wash away thread top and bottom - didnt work the holes closed up - so I just take the time and perf holes evenly spaced around my project - I am pretty good at getting a consistant 8 holes to the inch but others had a hard time with that - there is a product called TIGER TAPE narrow pull off tape with series of IIIIIIIII or various spacing I I I I but with the SHARP CROCHET HOOK you just can crochet right into the fabric no need to pre perf with the awl - here is the link http://www.sharpcrochethook.com/order-crochet-hooks.html
 
Aug 8, 2012 14:09:21   #
twopointysticks
 
Wow, that is great! Thanks for sharing, I'd love to have one of these!
Aug 9, 2012 07:33:28   #
faithphoenix
 
[quote=bellasmom]Someone was asking about those crochet hooks that allow you to crochet directly into the fabric to create an edge -....

I have looked at the link you gave and it seems to be no different from a steel crochet hook I use to add an edge to fabric or am I missing something?
Aug 9, 2012 09:32:58   #
Wheat
 
faithphoenix wrote:

I have looked at the link you gave and it seems to be no different from a steel crochet hook I use to add an edge to fabric or am I missing something?


She has taken a regular steel hook and "sharpened" the top to a point.

Perhaps a solution for those who do not have access to the tools (grinder) to modify a hook for themselves.

Enjoy The Making

Wheat
Aug 9, 2012 13:03:54   #
faithphoenix
 
Wheat wrote:
faithphoenix wrote:

I have looked at the link you gave and it seems to be no different from a steel crochet hook I use to add an edge to fabric or am I missing something?


She has taken a regular steel hook and "sharpened" the top to a point.

Perhaps a solution for those who do not have access to the tools (grinder) to modify a hook for themselves.

Enjoy The Making


My hook is just a regular crochet hook that is made of steel and is probably the smallest size you can buy. Of necessity the head is small and therefore sharp and goes through most fabrics. However, I have not tried denim - it would go tghrough one layer of fabric but 2 or more would be a struggle.

Wheat
quote=faithphoenix br I have looked at the link ... (show quote)
Aug 9, 2012 13:04:17   #
faithphoenix
 
Wheat wrote:
faithphoenix wrote:

I have looked at the link you gave and it seems to be no different from a steel crochet hook I use to add an edge to fabric or am I missing something?


She has taken a regular steel hook and "sharpened" the top to a point.

Perhaps a solution for those who do not have access to the tools (grinder) to modify a hook for themselves.

Enjoy The Making


My hook is just a regular crochet hook that is made of steel and is probably the smallest size you can buy. Of necessity the head is small and therefore sharp and goes through most fabrics. However, I have not tried denim - it would go tghrough one layer of fabric but 2 or more would be a struggle.

Wheat
quote=faithphoenix br I have looked at the link ... (show quote)
 
Aug 10, 2012 02:49:02   #
krankymax
 
I just use an awl to create the holes to crochet edgings into. But a sharp hook will do the trick too. Will have to look into these. Thank you for the link.
Aug 10, 2012 03:43:57   #
faithphoenix
 
There is a full set of hooks including the tiny sizes that I use that are really sharp (no need for an awl) on sale at e-bay for a price (£4.99 + £1.99 postage to US) that is much better value -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/22-Aluminium-Crochet-Hooks-Steel-Thread-Needles-0-5-5mm-/290687167584?pt=UK_Crafts_Knitting_Crochet_EH&hash=item43ae4e2c60#shId

I think that sometimes craft products are marketed to us as if their use is something new when, in fact, the ones we have (or the cheaper ones available) will do the same job.
Aug 10, 2012 12:15:40   #
Wheat
 
faithphoenix wrote:

I think that sometimes craft products are marketed to us as if their use is something new when, in fact, the ones we have (or the cheaper ones available) will do the same job.


You are quite right about that <G>

An excellent example is that Clover changed the handle color of their smallest (No 14) Soft Touch Steel hook
http://itsalljuststring.com/clover-314/soft-touch-steel-no-14-0-50mm-hook-131114373.html
and began to market it to Quilter's for Trapunta (a technique for stuffing a quilted area.)

I would certainly first try using the finest point hook you can find - it may prove to be a much less costly solution.

My method involves the use of a leather needle and then using those to crochet into.

Enjoy The Making

Wheat
May 24, 2013 13:40:49   #
hoodedmaiden60
 
Are these hooks available in Hoanns or Hobby Lobby .. im just too impatient to order thru the mail..lol ;)
Jun 30, 2015 18:08:57   #
Margaret M Mellett
 
Does this hook come in a variety of sizes. I would like to use a knitting yarn on the outside of two pieces of flannel?
Thanks, Margaret
 
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