Dec 15, 2020

New Year, New Hook!

I'm sure we are all ready for 2020 to be over! I'm hoping 2021 will be a better year for us all. In celebration of the new year to come, I've created a new crochet hook to share for the December Pinterest Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is all about new year's or winter projects, so I created a 2021 crochet hook based on the shape of a crochet hook I pinned.

To create this crochet hook, I used black polymer clay and these tools.

When I think of new year's eve, I think of the ball dropping in times square and glitter. I was also inspired buy the shape of a crochet hook I pinned on Pinterest, so I decided to make four balls and attach the numbers 2-0-2-1 to the balls. Then I baked it in the oven for about 30 minutes.

I wanted the numbers to be metallic gold, so I painted them with gold nail polish because after moving, I think all my paints are in the storage shed since I've been focusing on crocheting, not other crafts. 

I painted the rest of the hook with silver and gold glitter polish. 

Ta-Da! The polish didn't take long to dry.

Now, I have a new hook that is perfect for the new year. One of my resolutions for 2021 is to use up most of my 800+ skeins/balls yarn. I know... I know... That's been my resolution for the past few years, but I've got the perfect project to help use up a bunch of my yarn. I can't wait to share it later!

Thanks so much for checking out my 2021 crochet hook! 

Happy Holidays!

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18 comments:

  1. Hope your move went well. What a fun project to kick off 2021 and help remind you to use up your 800+ skeins or yarn :-O

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    1. Thank you! I really need to use up this yarn. I look at some skeins and think, "Why did I buy that?" lol

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  2. That's cool and I have never thought to paint things with nail polish before!!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks! Painting with nail polish is fun! lol

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  3. On top of being the world's greatest crochetier, you make adorable crafts, too! How creative and crafty to make your own crochet hook! You go, T'onna!

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  4. I think that is so net that you make/decorate your own crochet hooks! My two sisters like to crochet and I never thought of making them personalized hooks before. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks for pinning! I follow several ladies on Instagram that are sooooooooooooo talented at creating beautiful crochet hooks. I'm always amazed at their gorgeous hooks.

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  5. This is an awesome and fun idea for a crafter! And, thanks again for the beautiful crocheted ornament you sent me! I love it! Happy holidays! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks! And you are very welcome. I'm so glad you like the ornament! Happy Holidays!!!

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  6. Moving can feel like a great big Easter Egg Hunt! I hope you find those craft supplies soon, but aren't you clever for using your nail polish? Great idea and the shimmery crochet hook looks wonderful! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you! I use nail polish to paint all kinds of things. When I was a teenager, I used to paint those AOL and other internet provides CDS with nail polish and hang them on my wall.

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  7. I’m amazed at how you always find a good way to adapt the art of crochet to each holiday and season! I need to do that more with my painting theme.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I was better at painting, but that is one skill that I struggle with. lol

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  8. You didn't need to go thru your supplies. The nail polish gave a nice finish.

    Next time my husband complains about the yarn, I'm going to mention the size of your stash. Mine seems modest in comparison, heh heh heh.

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    1. LOL My husband doesn't complain about my yarn stash anymore. I think he has given up, and I think my Rae Dunn collection is more concerning for him because it takes up several of the kitchen cabinets. And he gets yelled at for putting certain pieces in the dishwasher. lol

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  9. I love your hook, is it comfy to use? The nail polish idea is brilliant too, just the right amount of sparkle. Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year, T'onna! What a fun crochet hook to celebrate the occasion. I'll be featuring it at this week's party.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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