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A comfortable grip for your crochet hook.
I love the crochet hooks with large handle from Clover but the color is so dull. You can make your own crochet handles with polymer clay.

Posted by Marieke from Netherlands • Published See Marieke's 165 projects »
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  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials and use baking paper to work on.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use about 15-16 grams of clay for each handle. Knead it until soft and make a long shape. Place the hook on the clay and push it into the clay.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the clay around the hook and gently knead it and rubb it and roll on the surface until the seam is closed.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a different color clay to decorate it. You can leave it round or slightly flatten the handle, whatever your prefer.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a rubber stamp to press the crochet hook number in the clay.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bake it in the oven according to the instructions on the clay wrap.

    Let it cool off, hang it up on a string and use lacquer to finish it.

  • How to make a crochet hooks. Crochet Hook Handle - Step 7
    Step 7

    You're done, happy crocheting!

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MultiMamiO'1
MultiMamiO'1 · Kennesaw, Georgia, US · 22 projects

As an avid crocheter this has saved my hands so many times! You would nit believe the times I've had letters and numbers imprinted into my fingers... :)

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CaraLouise
CaraLouise · Allentown, Pennsylvania · 3 projects

thanks for the great tutorial...I linked to your instructions on my blog. ~ Cara's Handcrafted Crocheted Ornaments

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Jerica G.
Jerica G. · Brush Creek, Tennessee, US · 1 project

I've been wanting to buy some hooks with big handles but they can be quite expensive. I've also recently started Polymer Clay projects so I have some around. Very good and creative idea, I'll have to give it a try, thanks! :)

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m m.
m m.

i tried this crochet handle project. my handles came out sticky. so after a few days pondering, i discovered a solution for anyone who would like to know. i REMOVED the lacquer with rubbing alcohol. i just put the alcohol on a cloth and rubbed the handle for a few minutes. let it air dry. repeat this step if necessary. all done!!!!

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Tina T.
Tina T. · Merritt Island, Florida, Florida · 25 projects

Good idea, I've never tried crocheting with a large handle, it looks comfortable. I may have to try this.

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Libby W.
Libby W. · Castle, Wales, GB · 78 projects

Love this! Thanks.

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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 62 projects

Good idea!! I'm making a bag with a 2.50mm crochet hook
and aaaaaah...my hand hurt soooo much!!!
It's very helpful!Thanks! :P

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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, Nederland · 307 projects

YES! I was looking for this, thank you!

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Hester
Hester · , , Netherlands · 26 projects

lovely! and useful

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