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We are glad to present you one of the recently made products of our family woodworking shop.
This warm-colored ergonomic crochet hook is hand turned in the bright combination of two domestic woods. The greyish side linings of the hook are made of Walnut wood and the creamy-orange central part is turned of Apple wood. Both woods are perfectly polished and sealed with safe clear gloss varnish.
The crochet hook is 6,3" long (16 cm) and 0,90 " in diameter (23 mm), size L = 8 mm. Made in a single copy.
Two woods are used:
Walnut ( Júglans régia) "Its heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. European Walnut can occasionally also be found with figured grain patterns such as: curly, crotch, and burl.
Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
Known in Europe simply as “Walnut,” or “Common Walnut,” English Walnut (Juglans regia) is the source of what are the most common form of edible walnuts for human consumption. Branches of English Walnut are sometimes grafted onto the trunk of Claro Walnut trees in Californian walnut orchards to take advantage of the latter tree’s roots, which are better suited to the locale and produce more fruit"(from wood-database.com).
Apple wood (Malus domestica): "Heartwood of Apple can vary from a light reddish or grayish brown to a deeper red/brown. The grain of Apple is sometimes seen with streaks of darker and lighter bands of color, similar to Olive. Sapwood is a pale cream color. Grain is straight (though on some sections of the tree it can also be wild). With a very fine, uniform texture, closely resembling Cherry. Apple can be somewhat difficult to work due to its high density. Likely to be rather expensive, and is usually meant for only small projects and specialized applications."
We make ergonomic crochet hooks. An ‘ergonomic’ crochet hook is a hook that is designed to alleviate pain that occurs while crocheting. Most ergonomic hooks have an enlarged handle that can be more comfortable to hold, especially for a long time. We haven’t found much information on exactly why a larger handle alleviates wrist pain while crocheting, but there is much evidence that these types of hooks work. If you’re experiencing tendinitis, arthritis or any other condition that makes crocheting painful… there’s a chance that using an ergonomic hook will provide relief.
THE SHIPPING FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM IS FREE.
We will carefully pack your purchase to avoid any damage during shipping. We will definitely provide you with a tracking number.
Average Ukrposhta shipping terms to the USA, Canada and countries of EU - about 14-18 days, to Australia and New Zealand - 3 weeks.
There are also many crochet hooks ready for immediate shipping, you can choose and order them at our Etsy shop:
You are buying the crochet hook that you see on these photos.
If you need bigger or smaller size, please, let us know and we make a special crochet hook for you. Most of custom hand turned crochet hooks could be ready to be shipped in 1-3 days (depending on the wooden blanks available)
There are three simple steps:
1. We discuss the details - wood, shape, color, length and diameter. Then we check if we have necessary blanks and materials to work with.
2. We make the crochet hook(s) and send photos of the result.
3. If you like the result - we make a personal listing and ship your new hook the same or the next day.
Please, use these links to order custom crochet hooks :
Our family workshop produces custom ergonomic crochet hooks from natural wood of various kinds - domestic Ukrainian and exotic - such as Apple-tree wood, Sweet cherry wood, Beech wood, Merbau, Apricot, Bog Oak, Oak, Ash wood, Smoke Tree, Robinia, Hornbeam, Silverberry (Wild Olive), Honey Locust, Cherry, Plum and other varieties. All materials are solid, natural and ecologically safe, woods have fine grain and high density, they are perfectly polished, items are sanded for a mirror finish and sealed with safe gloss or matt varnish or with a special and natural OSMO oil.
Our main ally and inspirer is nature itself, because it creates such a variety of colors and textures, every single piece - with its own pattern, which reveals itself to us only in the process of turning it. That is why we emphasize that each crochet hook is made in a single copy and we can repeat its shape, but the color and pattern of wood can differ - it is created by nature itself, we are only opening it. Hope for your understanding.
We turn crochet hooks of various shapes, and, unfortunately, there is no way they can somehow be systematized into the order table in this listing. The basic shapes are shown in the photo: straight and smooth hooks, in the form of an hourglass, with one or more balls, "gothic" etc. When ordering, please write in the note what kind of shape you like most, and also specify the type of wood and the size of the hook.
Other custom forms and designs are available too. Just write us, describing the comfortable form, desired wood and the size - and we'll start working at your new crochet hook. You can also send us the picture or the link, it will help us to understand and the idea quicker.
For crochet hooks of the smallest size - 4 and 4.5 mm, we recommend choosing hornbeam wood- it is very hard, smooth, perfectly polished and slightly porous, looks like ivory - both in tone and in smoothness and gloss. We make wooden hooks ranging in size from G to Q (starting from 4 mm and bigger). Smaller sizes are also possible, in a combined style. We use metal (aluminum) tips to get smaller sizes, which are difficult or impossible to do in wood. We can insert both aluminum and steel hooks into a handle to your choice.
More porous woods - Bog oak, Honey locust, Pear, Apple-tree - are better to use for turning crochet hooks in the size from 7 mm and more.
Robinia wood (Black locust, Acacia) has a variety of shades - from light beige and greenish to reddish-brown and the color of dark chocolate, so please indicate in the order exactly which tone you choose.
If you don't find your country in the list of selected countries - don't worry, we ship worldwide. Please, get in touch with us before making an order and we'll inform you concerning the correct shipping price. Thank you for understanding!)
Feel free to ask any questions. And thank you for your interest!))