{DIY} Personalised and Pretty Marbled Crochet Hook - Albert and Me
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{DIY} Personalised and Pretty Marbled Crochet Hook

Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts

{DIY} Personalised and Pretty Marbled Crochet Hook

Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts

My love affair with crochet shows no signs of slowing down and if it’s possible, I’ve fallen even more in love with it ever since I started making things for the craft fair that I’m doing in Leeds on December 6.

Despite hooking up a storm over recent weeks I’ve never actually upgraded from the first metal crochet hooks I bought when I started the hobby a few years ago. I decided it was time to make life a bit easier and more comfortable for myself and came up with this quick and easy hack to make a bespoke hook which fits my hand and crochet style PERFECTLY!

Introducing the pretty marbled crochet hook, which is not only really easy to make but it will make your days crocheting a total dream as you can 100% personalise it to fit your hand exactly. How cool is that!

Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts

Anyway, less of the chat and more of how you make it.

What You Need:
Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts

  • A metal crochet hook
  • Polymer clay in white
  • Smaller amounts of polymer clay in two other colours

How to Make it:

  1. Roll your white polymer clay around in your hands to warm it up and make it nice and pliable. When it’s soft, shape it into a ball.
  2. Break up the two other colours of polymer clay into tiny pieces.
  3. Roll the white clay over the bits then start rolling, folding and kneading to get a nice marbled pattern. Don’t do too much of this, though, as eventually your colours will all merge into one.
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  4. Shape the clay into a sausage shape that’s about double the width of your crochet hook.
  5. Lay your crochet hook alongside your clay to measure it. You want to leave at least a couple of inches from the tip of the hook uncovered, so chop off any extra length from your multicoloured clay sausage.
    Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts
  6. Gently push the non-hooked end of your crochet hook into the clay. You will have to ease it in by gently pushing and twisting but it will go. It’s important to do this gently to make sure you have a snug fit.
  7. Once your clay is covering your hook, hold it in your hand. This is so you can work out where to flatten a section to make it easier for you to hold. Most crochet hooks have a flat section two to three inches from the hook, but now is your chance to work out where this would be the most comfortable for you! I flattened mine out a bit where the pencil is pointing as I hold my hook in the knife grip.
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  8. If you like, you can also add a mark using a stamp (or as I did, the blade of a blunt knife) to show the size of the crochet hook. I would advise you do this, especially if you’re going to be doing this with a few hooks to make sure you don’t forget which is which.
  9. Once you’ve done that and you’re happy with the colour and fit, put your new-look hook into an oven that has been preheated to 120 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.
    Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts
  10. Once the hook has cooled down you’re ready to go!

Polymer clay crochet hook hack - Beak Up Crafts


I hope you have been inspired by this post to give your crochet hooks an upgrade. I would love to hear what you think. I’ve got to admit that my new-look hook took a little bit of getting used to, but I was happily crocheting with it after a few minutes. The polymer clay is so light you can barely tell the difference and it is much more comfortable to use now.

Lots of happy hooky love,

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10 Comments
  • booksandthis

    Nov 12 at 9:04 am Reply

    This is a lovely idea! I am currently working on a mammoth granny stripe blanket to sit over a double bed and crochet hooks are not always the most comfortable thing to hold. Plus it looks fab :] I made need to give this one a go.

    • Kate

      Nov 12 at 2:01 pm Reply

      Thank you so much! I would love to hear how you get on if you make one! Good luck with your granny stripe blanket!

  • nicolaknits

    Nov 12 at 4:57 pm Reply

    Very pretty! Obviously one shouldn’t try this with plastic hooks 😉

    • Kate

      Nov 12 at 5:00 pm Reply

      Haha yes, metal hooks only, definitely!

  • ~ Carmen ~

    Nov 12 at 5:56 pm Reply

    This is gorgeous. It’s most definitely an upgrade. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy. I like simple projects like this! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • Kate

      Nov 12 at 7:33 pm Reply

      Hi Carmen, thanks for such a lovely comment! I’mgladyou like this DIY and I would love to see your upgraded marbled crochet hook if you make one!

  • knitbakecultivate

    Nov 13 at 2:31 am Reply

    Such a clever idea. It looks great, the colours are so pretty.

    • Kate

      Nov 13 at 7:19 am Reply

      Thanks so much! It’s really fun and quick to do.

  • Joyce Novacek

    Nov 13 at 4:00 pm Reply

    How fun!! I am attending a wedding this winter of dear friend who loves to crochet…maybe I’ll give this a go. These would certainly look cute atop a wedding gift 🙂

    Beautiful pictures and colors!

    Joyce

    • Kate

      Nov 13 at 7:19 pm Reply

      Ah that sounds like a lovely idea! You could maybe do it in her wedding colours? x

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