I spent a little more time researching and I think the crochet hookless might really be a stylus for transfers. I could find plenty of references to using them to transfer patterns, but could only find photos of the modern, two ended ones used for embossing paper.Thank you Erika!
When I went to the store yesterday I looked in the craft section, and I did not see anything like the ones I was asking about. So that helps a great deal.
Don't you actually need a hook for the cylinder thing if you're not just using your fingers for it? Like a normal crochet hook? I mean.. the thing in pic2 is without a hook, right?Yes, it has no hook, and I think must be used as Erika mentioned somehow.