Sick of your hook sticking to the yarn? Here’s a quick tip to help your hook glide more smoothly through your yarn… Put a tiny dot of lotion (baby lotion or face moisturizer… any kind that’s not too thick) on one of your fingers & lightly rub it around the shaft of your crochet hook.
Why is my crochet hook getting stuck?
If you find that your hook won’t smoothly move in and out of stitches, check your tension. You might be crocheting too tightly. This can cause your hook to get stuck and affect that fluid movement.
How do you clean a crochet hook?
A great way to clean steel crochet hooks is to soak them in rubbing alcohol from time to time and dry them with a soft cloth. They’ll sparkle and give you a smoother stitching experience.
Why is my crochet hook not smooth?
You might need to loosen up your tension.
Try loosening up on your stitches a bit. Having a looser tension will allow for the yarn to glide easier on your hook/needles making for less squeaking noises!
How do you fix sticky knitting needles?
If the needles are sticky, dampen the cloth slightly; afterward, dry thoroughly. Cables from circulars may be treated this way as well. For bamboo, wipe with a soft clean cloth, but if further cleaning is needed, use an extremely fine sandpaper — fine enough that it feels velvety to the touch.
How do you clean an old crochet hook?
Wash your crochet hook! It is important to gently wash your hooks in warm soapy water from time-to-time. Excess oils from your fingers (and from different things you touch) can build up on your hook.
How do you clean aluminum crochet hooks?
For aluminum and plastic hooks I just use soap and water. You want to be a little more careful with your wood hooks. A quick wipe down with a clean damp cloth and an immediate drying with a soft cloth will do.
How do you not lose your crochet hook?
It seems like every time I put my crochet project down, I lose my hook! I started inserting the hook through the project to try to keep the two together, but found it just slipped out eventually. Now, I wrap a rubber band or a hair tie around the hook. It adds a little extra stickiness that keeps it in place.
How do you take apart a crochet?
Crochet is simple to take apart from the endpoint, the very last loop on the hook, by pulling on the working thread. Undoing a piece of crochet from the beginning is not doable. There is NO pull of thread possible from the start chain as each successive chain is firmly looped around the subsequent loop.