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22-07-2010, 01:57 AM
Does any one have the mini hook set sold by Handy Hands? I am in need of some crochet hooks of different sizes, but like the organization of the mini hook set. I have a small hook on a wooden shank that works great for most things, but I've had some problems with the hook being long enough (ie the wood gets in the way) when working with buttons and beads. Are the mini hooks long enough to do beading, etc.
Thanks for you help.
22-07-2010, 02:24 AM
I ordered the mini hooks in 14,15,16 and like them. They are 2 inches long and are great for picots and beads on my tatting.
22-07-2010, 03:04 AM
I haven't tried these, but there are "Crochet Bullion Hooks" sold at www.lacis.com (http://www.lacis.com) that have recessed hooks. Most crochet hooks have rounded, curvy, expanded ends to help spread threads when poking through stitches. These do NOT have expanded/rounded ends, and have recessed hooks similar to tatting hooks. I've been tempted to purchase these to use with beads, etc.
22-07-2010, 03:34 AM
Ohh! It's news to me that the mini hooks come in sizes 14, 15 and 16! Yumm~ I had wanted those sizes but they hadn't been available. I must investigate. Thanks.
22-07-2010, 04:56 AM
I have the size 15 and it works great for beads. I attatched it to a sterling silver bracelet, with a keyring chain on the other and it hangs from my thumb when tatting. There are pics in my stash and goodies album.
22-07-2010, 03:17 PM
I've used a size 16 one for adding long beads to some pendants I did and it worked just fine. I love those smallish thingies and I made up some for myself from "normal sized croched hooks" since they are way easier to come by in Germany. Just saw off the long end and embed the leftover hook in some piece of modelling clay, add a hole for a ring and there you go.
Susan B T
22-07-2010, 04:24 PM
I have a set that I got at Lacis in Berkley, Ca. I love it. It is great for so many things.