In the nearly 10 years I’ve been crocheting, I’ve used a lot of different hooks – big, small, wood, metal, plastic, etc. I even used a broken pen cap once when I was desperate! But just this week I got to try a hook like none of the others…
Our friends at Furls Crochet sent us one of their gorgeous, handcrafted Rosewood crochet hooks. It’s so pretty, but I’ll admit I wasn’t sure how it would feel to switch from my skinny, straight hooks to the thick, tear-drop shape of a Furls Crochet hook.
It’s actually an ergonomic design, intended not only to protect your hand, but also to improve the quality of your stitches! Here’s a quick video from Furls, which explains how this shape compares to regular crochet hooks.
I whipped up a swatch in Berroco Mixer using the stitch pattern from Dionne. It probably took the first repeat to find my most natural grip. By the end, I noticed that my motions were more relaxed, almost effortless.
Win your own Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit!
Furls Crochet is giving you a chance to win one of these special hooks (size F) in your choice of wood (options include: Olivewood, Tulipwood, Cocobolo, Bloodwood, Purpleheart, Rosewood & Blackwood). We’re throwing in the yarn and pattern to make our Dionne shawl.
Click Here to Enter (You receive 1 point when you sign up for the Furls Crochet newsletter and 2 points when you visit the Berroco Facebook page. The more points you have the better your chance of winning.)
Details: The giveaway ends on April 8 at 11:59pm(CST). One winner will be chosen at random on April 9 and announced on our blog. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to win.