Working with a crochet hook

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Working with a crochet hook

There are various techniques of holding a crochet hook while working. Although most available instructions concern right-handed crochet, there are more and more training materials for left-handed people – there are differences in threading the yarn and making stitches. While one hand holds the hook, the other holds the yarn and regulates the tension, as well as holding the crochet piece itself. The most popular methods of holding a crochet hook include:

  • Like a pencil – the crochet hook is held by the index and middle fingers, along with the thumb, while the end of the hook lies on the outside of the hand.
  • Like a knife – the crochet hook is held by the index and middle fingers, along with the thumb, while the end of the hook lies on the inside of the hand.

Neither of these methods is better than the other and the choice is a very personal one.

It’s important to find the method which is the most comfortable and natural for your hand. Of crucial importance is taking care of proper working conditions and to avoid physical exhaustion.


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