Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles
Do your hands ever cramp up while you're crocheting? Try these Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles to relieve the pain. This easy craft create clay handles to help stop the cramping that can happen when you're crocheting. Plus, it gives your crochet hooks a fun and unique design. These crochet hook handles are super easy. Once you've covered your hook, just stick them in the oven to bake. This project will turn your plain, boring hooks into personalized ones. Make a few for yourself or as gifts for your friends. Crocheting just got more fun with this clay craft.
Unlike many other decorative polymer clay projects, these DIY crochet hooks are super useful. Whether you just want to jazz up your own crocheting afternoons or are looking for the perfect homemade gift for the hook happy friend in your life, these easy Polymer clay ideas are one of the cutest DIY ideas out there. You could even gift them with some matching yarn!
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How to Make Polymer Crochet Hooks
- Polymer clay in various colors (Sculpy, Premo, Fimo, etc.) *if you just want the functionality without the hassle of mixing colors, you can make things easier by just using one color.
- Straight blade or sharp knife
- Cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Crochet hooks
- Choose 3-5 colors of clay and knead the clay until it’s soft and then roll the clay into little logs (I made them about 2″ long).
- Take all the logs and twist them together. Roll on a smooth flat surface.
- Fold over and twist again. Roll on a smooth flat surface. Keep doing this until you’re happy with the design. *Be careful not to do it too many times or it will all just turn into one color – likely grey or brown.
- Roll the clay smooth and until it’s about the width of a pen and about 4″ long. If you find your piece of clay has gotten too long as you rolled it out just cut off any excess clay so that you have it the correct length.
- Gently take the end of your crochet hook and with a back and forth twisting motion push the hook into the clay. Be patient, it goes in pretty easily as long as it isn’t forced quickly. Keep going until you’re almost at the end of the clay log.
- Now roll the clay with the hook in it on the smooth surface and taper the end closest to the hook. Feel free to trim a little from the end if it gets too close to the end.
- On the side furthest from the hook, gently tap against your hard surface until it’s flattened.
- Add a small circular piece of white clay to the end. This is where you’ll write the hook size with a permanent market or use a stamp to mark the size.
- Place the crochet hook and handle on a cookie sheet that has a layer of parchment paper on it. Cook in the oven at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes (add a few minutes if it’s thicker than 1/4″).
- Take out of oven, allow to cool.
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Apr 21, 2018
Oh I love this idea and did make make some Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles for a set of hooks I have. I didn't know how long to bake them and guess I under baked them, because mine cracked and I'm noticing that some of the clay is chipping off while I use the hooks. I wasn't sure where I went wrong? I baked mine in a 250 F. oven for 10 minutes. This was before I seen this, and my clay had no baking directions. I'll be using this method and hope it works. Thank you so much for sharing this free craft.
Dec 05, 2016
As an avid crocheter those small aluminum hooks can really do a toll on your hands! I always though how I'd love for them to be a bit thicker!! I could even make one look like a Harry potter want . I'm in love!! Can't wait to give this a go! Thank you for the awesome walk through.
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Jan 26, 2014
I understand that you can put cotton batting under the clay to avoid the flat edge. Just keep an eye on it while it's baking.
Jan 25, 2014
What a great idea! I have carpal tunnel and find it very hard to crochet. I also find it hard to write with a pen and the polymer clay ergonomic applications will help tremendously. Thanks!
Jan 22, 2014
How do you keep the handle from getting flattened on the side that's resting on the cookie sheet?
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