Believe it or not when learning how to hold a crochet hook you're the one who decides which method is best for you and your comfort!
Now with saying that keep in mind there are several methods of holding a hook, and I am going to show the two most popular ways of doing so before you decide which technique works best for you.
Now if you end up holding your hook a little differently than the two methods shown in this lesson... don't be afraid to just go with it!
Right Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial
Left Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial
Holding a Crochet Hook Review
Before you learn how to hold a crochet hook the first thing you need know is where the hook's handle and thumb-rest (found in diagram below) are located. This way when I talk about hook placement you won't be completely lost.
In the diagram below I also point out the hook's shaft, point and throat just in case you are interested!
Tip: I hope I am not stating the obvious, but just in case you didn't already know the crochet hook is placed in your dominant hand.
The Two Most Popular Methods
of Holding a Crochet Hook
1. Knife Method or Over-the-Hook Method:
Left Hand Holding Crochet Hook
Right Hand Holding Crochet Hook
2. Fork Method or Under-The-Hook-Method:
Tip: When first learning how to hold a crochet hook your hands can become cramped if you don't have the right grip, so keep adjusting and try different methods until the hook feels right in your hand.
Remember there is no set rule to holding a hook and you really need to find what works for you.
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