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i keep my crochet hooks in a small leather case that originally held a pair of leather travel slippers / they folded over and fitted in the case / they belonged to Great Aunt Maudie who taught me the beginnings of knit and crochet / i am looking over my crochet hooks preparing to crochet the seams on a new red sweater / i discover one of them is a size 1 and the price is on the hook / it was 35 cents !
 

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i have my grandmother's steel hooks / she made Irish lace with them / they are so fine they slip through a small bead / i used them to make lace edgings when i was infatuated with Rumanian blouses in the 60's/70's
 

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I have one that says 10 cents also. It is a size 15. You can hardly see the hook, but you can feel it. I could probably use size 60 sewing machine thread for a handkerchief border. I also have one made from bone. Made an afghan with it many years ago, but afraid to use it now. Don't want to break it.
 

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I went antiquing out in Vermont back in the '80s, and along with some bone and ivory hooks, I found a Boye retail crochet hook display from 1919, and it had over 100 steel hooks of all sizes along with the little caps that go on top of them. You don't get those little caps anymore.
 
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