Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tunisian Crochet Hooks

Mark & I went to my favourite store today (Spotlight) and I was very disappointed that they didn't have what I was looking for. I wanted to get some Tunisian crochet hooks. Mark had asked one of the workers there if they had any in store because I couldn't find them with the knitting needles & the crochet hooks. They didn't even know what Mark was talking about. They had never heard of them. Looks like I will need to get them from ebay.

I did discover something during my googling & that is maybe we asked for these hooks by a name they girls at Spotlight didn't know. These hooks are also called afghan or tricot hooks depending on where you're from I guess. I had no idea. You learn something new every day :D

Okay I've done it now. I've bought the aluminium ones like the ones in the picture. I got them from ebay and they're coming from England. I wonder how long that will take. With any luck I might get them at the end of next week :)


PoetessWug said...

I call them Afghan hooks too. But I did know they were also called Tunisian crochet hooks. I have yet to make anything substantial with mine...but I have them! :-)) They make crocheting look like knitting. So I'm a little slow paying attention to them! LOL I think I have a 'thing' about knitting. You think?!

Kia said...

I'm fairly new to crochet still so I have to ask what is the difference between a regular crochet hook and a Tunisian crochet hook?
I need to find some that have fatter "handles" as I get cramp holding the skinny ones.

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Poetess,I think that is one of the reasons why I really want to get them and try them. The fact that it can look like knitting sounds very appealing to me, especially since I can crochet much faster than I can knit. lol perhaps you do have a 'thing' about knitting.

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Kiam they are just like a normal crochet hook except that they are the length of a knitting needle.

I was checking out some crochet videos on youtube and came across a great idea for crochet hooks. If you are having problems put some pencil grips on them. It might help with the cramping. If you do try that let me know how it goes.