BROKEN

I hope each of you enjoyed a very nice Easter weekend with family and friends and you are relaxed and ready to pick up your creative fiber arts again.

I had a bad experience with my plastic hook: while I love the way it glides with my dishcloth yarn I am very unhappy that it broke without a reason.

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I have no idea why my hook broke. I have a tight tension when I crochet but it doesn’t explain why it snapped,

I have heard of this happening to other artisans but I have never experienced it, probably because I use my trusted aluminum hooks almost always.

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For this project ( dishcloths) my aluminum hooks just don’t glide as easily as it does with thread and it becomes tiresome after short time which is not relaxing, sure my muscles are happy but I am not 🙂 

I need to find a plastic hook that is stronger than Susan Bates, while the bigger hooks looks sturdy enough the smaller ones are not living up to their purpose.

I get attached to my hooks too, the work just don’t feel the same with my aluminum hook but I will get used to it.

So, this is all for today, Hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!!! See You Soon…

thx to google for images..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I broke one of those hooks, too! I was so shocked. I wasn’t being rough with it at all. It was so sudden!

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  2. pacionejr says:

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    While reading DaniellaJoe’s Blog I was shocked to learn that she experienced one of her plastic hooks break. I had never heard of this happening! Apparently it is somewhat common. I have never even thought of one of my plastic hooks being able to break, however I am worried about my wooden needles snapping while being used. I would imagine the experience of a hook or needle breaking being a bit shocking while in the middle of being used!
    Has anyone else had a hook or needles break while being used?

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  3. Oh no. I feel for you.😢

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  4. I haven’t used plastic hooks since DH bought me a set of metal ones 3 years ago, but I never had a problem with plastic ones. Maybe it was just a faulty one: It happens!

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  5. Oh no, that’s too bad!I’ve never ysed plastic hooks or anything from Susan Bates before, but they get a lot of love here in the Philippines. You’d think they’d be sturdier 😦 But yes, bamboo hooks are supposed to have a smoother glide than aluminum. Let me know when you give them a try!

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  6. I only ever use aluminium hooks so have not experienced the breakage mishap. I guess it could be down to the tension placed on a particular part of the hook when crafting

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  7. So sorry. I know what you mean about getting attached to your hook. I have a 5mm aluminum that is my favorite. We’ve been through a lot together. I’ve never tried plastic hooks, but I wonder if wood or bamboo might approximate the feel of plastic?
    Best of luck.

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  8. The only plastic ones I use are my big ones, size L and larger, but I have my mother’s entire crochet hook collection which was bought mostly in the 1940’s (some stamped with a 10 cent price) which she gave me. There are a couple of plastic ones in there in size G, H, and I which have survived all those years so they must be pretty sturdy. I checked and they are all Boye brand. Her metal ones are a mix of Boye, Susan Bates, and a few with no brand.

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  9. It always sucks when your tools break. I know that it really through me off my rhythm. A temporary solution might be to rub your metal hook with wax paper. It will glide easier, but you have to keep doing it every few rows or so.

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  10. Why can’t they make a metal hook, coated with plastic. Then you could have a strong hook that glides easily. Just a thought. Hope you enjoy your day! ~ Vickie

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  11. I am afraid since metal is stronger than plastic, smaller hooks will last longer if they are metal and plastic is probably better for larger hooks than would be heavy if metal. I have never used a plastic one but over here the smaller lace hooks are steel and the larger hooks are in lighter but not as strong aluminium.

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  12. Humm.. I don’t see a name on my plastic hooks. However I find that my aluminum hooks glide better. My new favourite is an ergonomic aluminum hook by The Crochet Dude (made by Boye) The first one I bought is in this photo. It’s on the top right. https://crochetstitchesandbutterflykisses.wordpress.com/category/tools/

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