August 3, 2018

Pencil Inspired Crochet Hooks

Here in Georgia the kids are heading back to school, and lately I've been crocheting pencil scarves for the back to school season. I've been using my crochet pencil hooks to create my pencil scarves. I have four pencil inspired crochet hooks I made using polymer clay. Whenever I crochet a pencil inspired project, I have to use my pencil hooks! So fair I've made several crochet pencil scarves and a pencil pillow.

I used Sculpey polymer clay in Yellow, Princess Pearl, Silver, and Graphite Pearl to create these pencil crochet hooks. I also used a small amount of white clay and blue, pink, tan, and black craft paint. The hooks I used are Boye hooks in sizes G, H, and I.

I rolled out the shape for this clay hook. I decided to make it shaped like a real pencil. I applied Sculpey Bake and Bond to the hook to ensure that the clay will stay. I carved a zigzag line into the yellow clay where I would paint it to look like the bare pencil wood and graphite tip.

The ergonomic crochet hook shape can sometimes be a little more challenging.

After I sculpted the clay into the shape that I wanted, I then added embellishments like dots, lines, and hearts.

I also stamped the size of the hook into the top of the eraser.

Then I baked the hooks according to the instructions on the clay's packaging.

After the clay has baked and cooled, then it's time to paint and glaze. I painted the heart to look like notebook paper, and I painted on the wood and graphite portions of the pencils. After the paint dried,  I coated the hooks with  Satin Sculpey Glaze. I allowed the hooks to dry overnight before using them.

I originally intended to add these hooks to my Etsy shop, but I'm still a beginner with the polymer clay, and these hooks have a few flaws, so I'm just gonna keep them! They crochet perfectly fine...

I was working on a crochet pencil pillow when I got the idea to make pencil crochet hooks.

Then I made a couple pencil scarves...


I even used the hooks to work on my Temperature Blanket. I actually finished all the rows, and I just need to add a border... eventually!

Thank for reading! Stop by again soon to see what I create next! And also follow me on Instagram (@SewCraftyCrochet) to see what I'm working on daily!

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