Does anyone use a “crohook” (not sure of spelling) to pick up stitches?
A crohook is a double hook ended crochet hook. I use a regular crochet hook, and just slide the yarn down to the other end.
I think they are also called ‘afghan hooks’.
If you mean crochet hook…yes, I do. Quick and easy.
[COLOR=DarkOrchid][SIZE=3][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Yes, I do. It’s the most wonderful tool for repairing garter stitch boo-boos. A regular hook is fine for stockinette, but you can’t beat an cro-hook for garter stitch. :happydance:
Afghan hooks are long crochet hooks, with a stopper at one end.
Actually I heard that a crohook has a crochet hook at one end and the other end is a knitting needle.
So you use the hook end to pick up stitches and when you are finished you knit off the other end.
I think it’s called a croneedle. It was mentioned in a recent Sticks N String podcast. I have never seen one myself but it sounds quite useful.
If any of you have a picture, I’d like to see one. (I googled around but only saw pics of conventional crochet hooks.)
There’s two (three) types of hooks:
regular crochet hooks
Afghan/Tunisian crochet hooks - long, sometimes with a flexible cable end.
“Cro-hook ™” hooks - double headed crochet hooks, used to do two-colour work (it’s also been known as crochenit, crochet-knit, croknit, and crochet on the double - all terms used to avoid trademark violations with “Cro-hook”). They may be all of a piece, like a Tunisian hook with double ends, or connected by a cable like circulars.
You can use cro-hooks to do Tunisian (I do). Actually, I wish Knitpicks would introduce crochet ends for their Options - would be great for picking up stitches and also great for Tunisian crochet or crohooking.
Some links -
Tutorials for “crochet on the double” and “crochenit” at Annie’s Attic have pictures of the hooks:
I guess I’ll try S and S guy D Reedy (spelling?)
Addi Turbo Cro-hook $14.95
The perfect tool for picking up stitches around a neckline or armhole edge, where no stitches exist. One end is a crochet hook. The other end is a US#3 knitting needle. Once loops are pulled through with the crochet hook end, slide the stitches to the opposite (knitting needle end) and knit (or purl) off onto your neckline needles. The Crochet Hook end is a #2 (B) size, and the knitting needle end is a US#3 (3.25mm).