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Crochet hand grip

Which grip do you use? The knife grip or the pencil grip? I learned by using the pencil grip. I tried to use the knife grip but it was too awkward.


Asked by booksandhooks at 5:14 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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Answers (3)
  • I'm a "knifer". :-)

    Answer by ss_mom at 10:27 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I have crocheted for most of my life, and I never heard of either "grip." I just hold the hook the way it is most comfortable for me.

    Answer by NannyB. at 5:17 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • NannyB, there are 2 different ways of holding the hook. Some people hold it under their palm, like they would hold a knife. And others, like me, hold it like a pencil. That's the names of the 2 grips. I was reading about it in a crochet magazine.

    Comment by booksandhooks (original poster) at 5:23 PM on Jan. 18, 2011