Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crochet Tip - Lube those Hooks!

Sick of your hook sticking to the yarn?  Here's a quick tip to help your hook glide more smoothly through your yarn...

Put a tiny dot of lotion (baby lotion or face moisturizer... any kind that's not too thick) on one of your fingers & lightly rub it around the shaft of your crochet hook. (I swear I didn't mean for that to sound dirty.  ha ha)  Avoid getting too much in the inside bend of the tip of the hook, and don't worry about putting it on the handle where you hold it. 

Now wipe the hook really well with a soft, dry towel.  A miniscule amount of moisturizer will remain on the hook, helping it glide through your yarn.  If you got too much lotion on your hands, wash them... sticky hands won't help anything. :)

Repeat this about every 2 weeks.
Try it.  I'm serious.  :)