I thought I would touch on hand care again because it is such an important issue for avid hookers. If you are crocheting regularly, please take breaks and stretch and rest your hand so that you don’t develop repetitive motion injuries.
And if you’re like me, and completely lose track of time when you’re crocheting and thus spend 3 hours hooking without a break and then pay for it later that night with pain, soreness and tenderness….
Here’s something you can do to help.
Treat yourself to an ergonomic crochet hook. It’s all the rage now. You can find different types of ergonomic hooks in all the big box craft stores for fairly cheap, but there are more varieties of hooks available out there now more than ever. My personal favorite that I think I’ll never ever stop using are Clover Soft Touch hooks. Their handle is actually quite small, but it fits my hand and something about it means I have far more endurance and far less pain when crocheting for long periods. The most expensive ergonomic hooks come from a company called Furls. I’ve personally found that their Odyssey line hooks (all I own from them) don’t fit well in my hand, but maybe it would be the perfect thing for yours! And the good news is their customer service is excellent, so if your hook breaks, you can contact them and they will replace it at no charge to you!