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« on: January 16, 2008 11:38:13 PM »

Hello everyone,

I just started getting into Tunisian crochet... I love it!  But I only have one old tunisian hook in size H.  I feel like that's kinda limiting but I'm having the darnedest time finding them.  Where do folks find they're afghan hooks, online or in store?

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 05:40:22 AM »

I've seen them at Joann's and AC Moore. If you can't find them near you I'm sure you could find them online somewhere.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008 10:18:03 AM »

One online source:
http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/notions-hooks-afghan.html

Amazon.com also has hooks for decent prices. I buy alot of supplies online, the craft stores near me are often lacking, lol.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008 03:48:19 PM »

if you're working on a small piece, you could always put a stopper (like a rubber band or a pencil eraser topper) and use a regular crochet hook. Plus there's always ebay.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008 08:35:24 PM »

Mo Ez has a range of Tunisian and cro hooks.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008 10:50:02 PM »

I've gotten mine all over from Jo-Ann fabrics, AC Moore, ebay, online shops but you can also make them out of a piece of dowel available at any hardware store. Just buy the mm size of dowel you would like, cut a hook end either with a hand saw, chisel and some sand paper, or a dremel, drill out the space, jig saw, band saw etc.
I usually use a chisel, mark where I want my hook to be and hold the chisel against the dowel at about a 45 degree and angel and tap tap tap, carve the hook out, then sand. That way I can make my own length and not have to settle for whats available or pay for special ordering of hand made ones online.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008 12:38:19 AM »

I like the stopper and dowel ideas. You could also use knitting needle tip covers on a crochet hook.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008 07:28:10 AM »

If you are Canadian, try www.marymaxim.ca  -- I purchased a whole bunch of them there.
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