Polymer Clay Covered Crochet Hooks

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By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Get a better grip on your crochet hooks by covering them with clay!

The colder it gets, the more we crochet for ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes my hands get stiff and tired from holding my hooks, especially the smaller sizes. What better way to add some thickness and comfort by bulking up your handles with some colorful polymer clay? Make a set for yourself or a loved one.


What you need:


Start out by choosing 3 or more colors of clay. Next roll them into individual canes.


Take all your canes and twist them together.


Fold your work in half and twist again. Repeat this process till the colors are blended and marbled to the look you want. Then roll your clay into a smooth oval shape.

Use a clay roller or glass jar to roll out your clay to the thickness needed  for the hook you want to cover. Smaller hook sizes will need more clay while larger ones will need less. My sheet of clay was about 3 inches wide.


Lay your hook on the sheet of clay so it meets but wont cover the thumb rest. Trim the clay about 1/4 inch from the end of the hook. Wrap your clay around your hook. If needed trim off excess clay with a hobby blade.

Flatten your hand and use just your fingers to roll your work back and fourth till in is smooth. Smooth and shape the end with your finger tips.  Bake as directed. I used Sculpey III which bakes at 275 and baked mine for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool before use.  My end result was a handle that is about the thickness of an N sized hook.

Thicken the handles of your crochet hooks with polymer clay

Enjoy your new thickened crochet hook!

Customize crochet hooks and make them more comfortable with polymer clay

Experiment with different colors and patterns to tailor your hooks to your own personal style.

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About Amy

Amy will be sharing with us polymer clay tutorials, tips, and techniques, as well as an occasional general craft project. She is always thinking of something new and fun to create. She loves painting, drawing, origami, and clay sculpting. Amy is a mother of 2 beautiful girls who lives in central IL. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, crafts (of course), reading, spending time outdoors, and watching 80's and Disney movies. Amy loves to live life colorfully. Her motto is "anyone can craft". She is excited to be able to share tips and tricks with her fellow crafters. Amy is always happy to receive comments and answer any questions regarding her blog posts. Check out more of Amy's jewelry and buy some for yourself at her Etsy shop, DangerousRainboCraft.

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