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This is a really easy way to make your regular aluminum or plastic crochet hooks into comfort grip hooks by using pencil grips. You can find them in many large chain stores like Walmart, Target, dollar stores, office supply stores, etc. This is a great idea for someone who has sensitive hands (arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.) as well as for kids.

Step 1: Getting the grips to stay on

Wrap your hook handle with masking tape up to the thumb rest (the flat oval in the middle). Depending on the size of the hook you may need to wrap it only a few times or lots of times. I had to wrap my F and G hooks with a lot of tape to get them to the correct thickness in order to keep the comfort grips from sliding off while in use.

Step 2: Slide the comfort grips on

When you think you have enough masking tape, rip it and flatten it down. Test to see if it is thick enough by sliding one of the comfort grips on. If it slides on too easily you will need more tape. You want the grip to have some resistance so that it will stay on when the hook is in use. I used 2 comfort grips per hook so that the entire handle up to the thumb rest was covered. I had enough to do 10 hooks from one package of comfort grips. Check out my new sparkly hooks!
 
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FunkyBugs2 years ago
I love this idea! Thanks for the tip - I get terrible wrist pain and have to wear a brace to crochet over long periods. Hopefully this will work better :)
cairparavel3 years ago
So clever! And it makes it so colorful! I love it!
Love this idea was crocheting last night and the tip of my pointer finger was going kinda numb ish cause it was firmly pressed against the metal tunisan hook I think this may solve the problem. A big Thank you!
this is a SUPER idea... just too bad i am stumbling across it NOW!!
LOVE IT! i just made a note to get some of these this weekend! :o)