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Jul 3, 2012 17:26:53   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
 
I knit and crochet, but mostly knit, because I tend to hold the crochet hook too tightly and end up with cramps in my hand. Ironically, I never get cramps in my hands when I knit.

I've been looking for an ergonomic crochet hook to ease the pain, because I miss crocheting. I found this on the web and was wondering if anyone has the set and if they like it.

http://www.elegganthooks.com/
 
Jul 3, 2012 17:31:54   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
 
Which way do you hold a crochet hook, like a knife or pencil? I learned with the pencil hold, but it makes my hands cramp, I have been trying to change to the knife hold (because it does not hurt my hands), but it sure hard to teach an old dog new tricks! Never tried these, can't wait to hear what others have to say.
Jul 3, 2012 17:34:55   #
alysonclark
 
I don't have that type but I am gradually replacing all my crochet hooks with Clover ones .

They are so comfy to use , I can crochet all day, if I want to, no problem . I have just recommended them to a friend ,who is now a convert as well .
Jul 3, 2012 18:34:53   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
 
I hold the crochet hook like a knife, when I hold it like a pencil, the pain is worse.
Jul 4, 2012 08:23:46   #
M2SMRTFORU
 
I was having that trouble and to solve it took stick back velcro female side and wrapped around the needle up where the flat side is. Thank really helped. They also have a product which is foam rubber sleeves that slide on but don't interfere with the crocheting. They also have some wonderful hooks with aluminum shafts and bamboo handles. The secret for me was in making the grip larger. Hope you find something that works for you.
Jul 4, 2012 10:31:27   #
evesch
 
flower_power wrote:
I knit and crochet, but mostly knit, because I tend to hold the crochet hook too tightly and end up with cramps in my hand. Ironically, I never get cramps in my hands when I knit.

I've been looking for an ergonomic crochet hook to ease the pain, because I miss crocheting. I found this on the web and was wondering if anyone has the set and if they like it.

http://www.elegganthooks.com/


I got this set and LOVE it! End of numb hands and having to quit crocheting long before I want to quit. The price was very reasonable also. Does take a tiny bit of adjusting to but not much.
 
Jul 4, 2012 10:49:17   #
Lynx
 
Oh, I love the look of those. methinks I will have to drop some very broad hints to hubby about xmas prezzies in the near future, lol.
Jul 4, 2012 11:53:40   #
Sutallee Stitcher
 
Thank you flower_power! I just bought a set for a dear friend who has had to give up crocheting because of her arthritis. Her crocheting was absolutely beautiful. Maybe these hooks will bring more of that beauty back into her life. I will let you know.
Jul 4, 2012 12:29:44   #
LindaH (a regular here)
 
I have never seen one of the hooks that you mentioned. I have seen a lot of my crocheting friends using this line of crochet hooks:

http://www.skacelknitting.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.38/.f

They are the ergonomic, comfort crochet hooks by Addi. I have never held one in my hand, but they do look like they work very nice with comfort of the user in mind.
Jul 4, 2012 12:40:51   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
flower_power wrote:
I knit and crochet, but mostly knit, because I tend to hold the crochet hook too tightly and end up with cramps in my hand. Ironically, I never get cramps in my hands when I knit.

I've been looking for an ergonomic crochet hook to ease the pain, because I miss crocheting. I found this on the web and was wondering if anyone has the set and if they like it.

http://www.elegganthooks.com/


Annies Attic sella an item that can be fastened (with velcro) to any hook. It looks like the same idea as the 'eleganthooks', but can be removed and put onto another hook of a different size. Seems more affordable to me.
Jul 4, 2012 12:50:56   #
marafish
 
I also knit and crochet and find that crocheting can be more stressful than knitting. And the finger cramps are worse after hours spent weeding. I have carpel tunnel and arthritis issues. Hand exercises do help. Everyone is different, but I found the Clover crochet hooks and the rubber sleeves do not help me. I have been thinking of getting some new hooks, since some of mine seem to have gone the same place that socks go to hide. If I get the eleggant set, I'll post a review
 
Jul 4, 2012 13:23:51   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
 
Thanks for all your replies. I figured the Eleggant hook set might be a good idea because hubby has one of those screwdrivers with a ball at the handle end & he loves it. He says that it's much more comfortable than a regular screwdriver. When I showed him the hook set, hinting that he could make for me (wood turning is his hobby), he said that it would probably cost more to buy the individual pieces than it would to buy the set.

I'm going to look at the other options before I buy it. Apparently, the only place that sells more hooks for the set is the company that makes it, and they're in Canada.
Jul 4, 2012 14:31:12   #
evesch
 
flower_power wrote:
Thanks for all your replies. I figured the Eleggant hook set might be a good idea because hubby has one of those screwdrivers with a ball at the handle end & he loves it. He says that it's much more comfortable than a regular screwdriver. When I showed him the hook set, hinting that he could make for me (wood turning is his hobby), he said that it would probably cost more to buy the individual pieces than it would to buy the set.

I'm going to look at the other options before I buy it. Apparently, the only place that sells more hooks for the set is the company that makes it, and they're in Canada.
Thanks for all your replies. I figured the Elegga... (show quote)


I live in US and got my hooks in good time. The regular hooks can be cut off to fit in the handle says the info for the set the only problem is the larger hook sizes need a more specialized treatment. So if you are into smaller hooks sizes with your crochet just invest in the larger size tips and cut down the smaller ones yourself. Shipping from Canada was no problem.
Jul 4, 2012 17:32:59   #
CrochetyLady
 
I'm using my Eleggant hook right now. I love this set! I used to crochet Pencil-wise except for when I was doing Tunisian, but with this set I had no problem switching to the knife hold (overhand). It is very comfortable and I no longer have the same cramping and numbness in my right hand. Now if only I could figure out how to ease up on the left hand! My only complaint about the set is that is doesn't have all the hook sizes. You can make your own to fit the handle but I haven't tried that yet. I think the price is quite reasonable, about $25.00 for 6 different hook sizes.
Jul 4, 2012 21:22:40   #
chrissyf
 
I hold my crochet hook oddly, But i do a ton of thread work and absolutely love love love my "egg". I can crochet with thread for hours and have no pain. Did i mention that i love my eleggant hook set? I have even managed to cut down my size 12 ( i think may be smaller) steel hook that i use for sewing thread to work in the egg and it is amazing how easy it is. I love this set..the larger hooks can be fiddly and loosen. Generally for something that i would use a steel hook i use the egg for anything else my clover soft touch hooks fit the bill.
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