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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2007 12:00:01 PM »

How cool is that! Must make myself one when I get the chance. Neat idea!

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2007 07:04:53 PM »

This is such a cool idea, I'm making one as soon as I can.  Thanks!
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2007 06:08:18 AM »

This is such a great idea. I can never find a hook for that purpose when I need one. I end up fishing around with one of my needles for 10 minutes or so to get that stitch looped back around where it belongs.

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2007 07:06:11 AM »

I find that even in my knitting bag, my crochet hook gets lost all the time.  I once lost it for a week, only to find it inside a ball of yarn.  I've started tying hair elastics around the end of it to make it easier to find, but this is a much better idea!  Thanks so much for the tutorial!  I plan to try it out right away!
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2007 02:17:00 PM »

Oh that's creative. Nothing like always being ready.

« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2007 09:01:50 PM »

I bought a hook and tried this and it broke while bending it, twice...guess the new hooks are made really cheap.  So, I went back and bought a size 2 steel crochet hook, clipped it off, but this time I took my teeny tiny drill bit and made a hole, put a wire thingy on it (brain is very tired and I can't think what the silly thing is called but you can see it in the picture), then attached a small clip.  Works great...have to keep the blue point protector on it though when it's not in use because I kept catching it on stuff.  
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2007 09:54:13 AM »

-Cougar1, I'm glad you tried this out! I was thinking about doing the same thing, so I'm glad to know it works! I'm in the process of planning out a crochet bag, and I want to hang a bunch of hooks from a carabiner. I bought the hooks, but haven't had the nerve to drill into them. I think mine are plastic, though...I could probably drill through those, right?

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2007 10:24:26 AM »

-Cougar1: Your hook looks like it's steel and the one in the original post looks like aluminum, which may be why yours broke.

craftADDchick: Yes, you can drill plastic just go a bit slower than you would normally so you don't build up heat and melt the plastic around the hole.

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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2007 05:21:59 PM »

I've tried a couple of different times, but wasn't too successful. My aluminum hooks weren't quite flexible enough, and they broke. Ah well. Maybe someday I'll own a drill so's I can make holes in them instead, like -Cougar1 did.

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2007 08:13:14 PM »

The steel is slippery so I gave it a tap with a sharp nail and hammer to make a small indention hoping to have a spot to keep the bit from sliding...worked for the most part.  My friend asked me if maybe putting a spot of masking tape over it, then tapping it, might make a spot that will hold the bit from slipping while drilling it...going to make a few more for friends, so I might just try that.  Also, it would have helped to have had something to hold the thing in place while I drilled also...I think I will drill my hole first next time using the back end for holding it down, then clip it off.  There isnt much to hold onto once it's clipped off.
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