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Forums > Crochet
gripping the hook
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 09:09PM

In a recent post, Alex said, 'The "pencil" grip , for example, provides less control over the hook than the "knife" grip.'

I understand the fastest crocheters use the "knife" grip, but the "pencil" grip works better for me: It uses primarily my fingers only and I seem to have better control (finer coordination, I suppose). In contrast, when I tried the "knife" or overhand grip, it seemed to require my entire hand - even my whole arm - and I was not able to control the movement of the hook as easily.

I'm curious what other crocheters' experience has been, hoping to try different methods and learn something new. How do you hold your crochet hook? What works best for you? What do you like about it? If you have tried other methods, how did they compare?

Subject Written By Posted
  gripping the hook craftsman 12/03/2008 09:09PM
  Re: gripping the hook Alex 12/04/2008 05:54AM
  Re: gripping the hook Alex 12/08/2008 08:19PM
  Re: gripping the hook Jane R 12/08/2008 10:09PM
  Re: gripping the hook Jane R 12/08/2008 07:49PM
  Re: gripping the hook simnut 12/27/2008 12:47PM

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