Happy National Crochet Month!
FROM HAPPY CROCHET HOOKS!
To start us off with a bang this month, Happy Crochet Hooks has generously donated 3 of their lovely, fun and functional crochet hooks to be given away to my readers! Please read more about Happy Crochet Hooks and enter for your chance to win 1 hook! I will choose 3 winners (each receives 1 of the hooks pictured above).
Each of these hooks is handmade and you can even select options during the checkout process!
You get to customize the length of the handle for either a standard handle or a long handle:
and you get to choose if you would like a Bates, or Boye hook.
Now when Erin asked me which I preferred I wasn’t sure because in Canada it is very hard to find a Bates hook. I used to crochet with Boye hooks and those were all I’d ever tried. I decided to be brave (ha!) and I said let’s give a Bates hook a try. I’ve always known the two hooks have differences like one neck was inline and one was tapered; one had a head that is more pointed and the other was more rounded but I never realized there is an actual difference in the ‘shaft’ length between these two brands. I am so happy I tried the Bates hook because with their shorter shaft length their overall hook length is also much shorter (a full 1/2 inch shorter) … and this makes them fit the size of my hand (my hand is 6 inches from the tip of my middle finger to the base of my palm) much better.
The Bates and Boye 6.50 mm hook measurements: Bates = 5.5 inches; Boye = 6.0 inches.
The hook Happy Crochet Hooks sent for me to try is super pretty and I totally love it! Not only is it easy to hold and use it is PRETTY! (I received the CAROLINA ROSE
Designed By Linda) and for me part of the enjoyment I receive from crochet is from the tools I use. Having something bright and colorful to work with makes the crocheting process very enjoyable!
One major factor for me when using a hook is if it helps or hurts my hands. I use my hands all the time and with carpal tunnel and tendinitis I have to be very careful with the weight and shape of my hooks. For me I think for my next hook I will try the longer handle option – because I am used to crocheting a little bit closer to the end of my hook and I found the shorter handle a little more awkward to get used to. This being said – I did not have any pain in my hands when I did the practice run (I made a little sweater for Darla’s doll) and I was crocheting for almost 2 hours.
Normally, I cannot use the regular aluminum hooks for more than a few minutes at a time without my hands and fingers cramping so I totally approve of the addition of these larger and much prettier clay handles!
Happy Crochet Hooks carries much more than just pretty clay handled hooks too – you may want to take a browse around their lovely shop to see what else they have available. Be sure to take a peek at their pretty stitch markers, buttons, pens, scissors, key chain hooks and yarn bowls! Check out these stitch markers I purchased:
TURQUOISE MEADOW STITCH MARKERS Designed by Erin
They even have wood handled hooks too! I’m totally in love with their WOODLAND CAMO Hook Designed by Bridgette!
They also have great promotions each month and every day! Like this month they have a Limited Edition Hook with 50 Special Hooks available for St. Patrick’s Day! So I recommend you subscribe to their newsletter (I did!). Only 50 available from March 1st-5th only.
If you’d like to go shopping I have a 20% off coupon for you – this coupon is good from today until March 31, 2017 – and it is for the first purchase only! So be sure you put everything in your cart that you want before you check out. COUPONGet 20% Off at Happy Crochet Hooks with this 1 Time Use Coupon - Exclusively at Oombawka Design. Expires March 31, 2017.Click To Tweet
This Giveaway / Sweepstakes is open Worldwide where allowed by Law.
Start Date: March 2, 2017 11:00 am ET
End Date: March 6, 2017, 11:59 pm ET
Enter for your chance to win one (1) Happy Crochet Hook. 3 Winners will be selected to receive 1 of the hooks pictured HERE:
For a more detailed look at the differences between crochet hooks I recommend Dedri’s Post: Helping You Choose the Best Crochet Hook For You
I would like to thank Erin and Emily for sending me the lovely hooks to try and for providing 3 hooks to giveaway to my readers! For more information about Happy Crochet Hooks, please visit their website. You can also find them on Instagram and Facebook!