So, as you might have noticed, I’ve been spending a lot of time crocheting this week. I spend a lot of time crocheting just in general. Yesterday I used my bamboo handled crochet hook, which has easily become my favorite hook to use (I even bought a second one in a size G hook). I like how it sits in my hand and how it feels less unnatural. I also find that I can use it for a lot longer than I can other normal hooks which are small, all metal and lack all flexibility.
I figured that I might try my hand at making a handled crochet hook, but as I do not have a supply of bamboo on hand or a way to bond it to my crochet hooks I figured I might try clay instead. I wasn’t really sure how well this would work out or if it would bond to the metal at all. I recommend manipulating the clay extensively before you put it on the crochet hook otherwise it will be much too stiff. I also wasn’t sure if it was safe to use oven setting clay on metal but it all seems to have turned out alright.
I only used about half of my brick:
Then I rolled it into a gigantic worm shape:
Then I wrapped it around the hook:
I didn’t want it to go flat from the cooking so I made a contraption with my cooling rack so it could set in the air:
FIMO Soft clay in 0 (white)
5.5mm (I) Crochet Hook
Whatever you have on hand to help you roll it out
Cooling Rack, to help it sit up while its baking (optional)
If I was doing this all over again I might have used a different type of clay, perhaps one that air dries to save myself from having to worry about what the heat would do to metal. I would also be a lot less timid with the color. White is a safe bet and its great for helping me to see all the things that I might have done wrong but it’s not very indicative of my personality. Next time I’m going with a bright garish color.
Lots of Love,