Custom-made crochet hooks, anyone?

Yesterday was the day I’d been waiting for: no appointments, no other work that couldn’t be postponed… So I dove into hook-handle-making.

Selection of Millefiori Canes

Crochet hooks


Crochet hooks

Crochet hooks with polymer handles

Crochet hooks with polymer handles

By the afternoon, I had made enough hook handles to determine my best practice for future orders.  By evening, I had sanded and buffed the daylights out of all of the handles I made.  By bedtime, I’d gotten the order form up on the website.

A very very hooky day, if I do say so myself.

And so, without further ado, I am so happy to present: the new Polka Dot Cottage Gift Shop, featuring Made-to-Order Polymer-Handled Crochet Hooks!  I’ll be collecting orders for the next week (or until I have as many as I can realistically handle), and then it will be all hooks all the time over here at the Polka Dot Cottage World Headquarters!

I greatly appreciated all of your valuable feedback about these, and am truly looking forward to filling your orders.  You can choose your hook size, hook brand, handle pattern, and whether or not you’d like an indented thumb rest.  I will have them completed and shipped by mid-December, hopefully well in time for gift-giving.

Oh, and for those of you who don’t particularly care about crochet hooks, I’ve decided to add a little something: you can order custom-made shawl pins and stick pens, too.  Stick pens make great teacher gifts, especially in red ink (hint, hint).  Enjoy!

27 thoughts on “Custom-made crochet hooks, anyone?

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  2. Lisa, the new hooks are so pretty! Your canes and color combinations are always brilliant, you were one of my inspirations back when I started! (that doesn’t mean we’re not getting younger!) 🙂

    I hope you’ll have great holiday sales in your new store! good luck!

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    • You know, I’ve been thinking about making knitting needles for *years* but they don’t really lend themselves to it as well as crochet hooks do. I’m not entirely sure how I’d do it without compromising the function of the needles. Any ideas?

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  7. Love these, you are so creative, I’ll be wanting to gift these to my hooky friends in future. Love your blog, just discovered it.

    • Hi, Sylvia, thank you for your interest! I have to update the shop. I made more hooks last month and they’re not listed yet. I don’t *think* there are any purple among them, but there may be.

      I plan to re-open the shop for custom ordering later this month, and so you can order purple hooks then, if I don’t have any in stock.

      Hope this helps!

    • No, I haven’t. I like the extra strength a metal armiture provides. Plus, I think it would be tricky to get the hook diameter and shape just right.

      Polymer can be fairly strong when baked, as long as you use a professional grade brand. Even so, I’m not sure it would hold up to the kind of stress some people put on their hooks.

  8. My mom has rheumatoid arthritis and hand tremors and several other issues going on her hands shake so bad sometimes she can’t hold the crochet hook and I’m trying to find someone reasonably priced waiting crochet hooks that are big enough that she can still crochet can you help me out please

What do you think about that?