I was recently introduced to the lovely designer Ashley Leither - and then I found out her husband has been creating handcrafted crochet hook! So I was excited to try one out - and give another one away
Disclaimer: I was provided a hook for review but all opinions are my own;
giveaway sponsored by Ashley Leither Designs. This post includes affiliate links.
I got to try out a K hook - isn't it pretty!? The Leithers create gorgeous hand-turned crochet hook handles made with a variety of exotic woods. Each has a unique look!
For the crochet hook itself, Boye crochet hook that is inserted into the handle - so this is perfect for Boye fans who want something pretty and more ergonomic!
I enjoyed using my K hook, and I found it comfortable in both of the two most common holds: pencil and knife. One thing to note is that the exposed shaft of the hook is on the short side - so this hook is more suited to simpler, shorter stitches.
One of the things I really like about this hook is the length of the handle - it's almost like a magic wand! And it didn't dig into my palm no matter how I held it.
Now, a bit about their hooks from Ashley - the expert!
Each crochet hook handle is hand turned, sanded until smooth, then beeswax is applied to the handle which makes it even smoother. A coordinating aluminum crochet hook is inserted into the handle with industrial strength glue. Finally, it is tested for comfort. Every crochet hook is unique in its own way, no two crochet hooks are exactly alike.
The Story behind the crochet hooks:
I have crocheted for over 6 years and I was getting back into designing and crocheting full time after my year-long maternity leave, during that time I just crocheted sporadically making projects for my daughters and beanies for the Lizzie Bear Project.
Christmas 2017, I suffered a crochet injury, I crocheted so much that it hurt my arm to move. I took a break for a few days and it healed. But when I picked up my crochet hook again I had pain in my hand, it wasn't horrible but annoying. It continued for a couple of months but then it got so bad I had to stop for a few weeks. I thought it was a permanent problem but I was lucky that it was just an injury that needed to completely heal. During the resting period, my husband and I started talking about what I wanted in a crochet hook, to make crocheting comfortable for me. I wanted something with a wooden handle but longer than the standard crochet hook. Also, I wanted it to be lightweight. I tried many different crochet hooks but nothing really fit my needs.
So my husband set out to bring my design to life and he did! The crochet hooks that he started to design didn't just meet the design features but they were gorgeous!
Since switching to using only my husband's hooks, I can finally crochet pain-free, which is how crocheting should be.
You can order your own Ashley Leither Designs Hook in her Etsy Shop... and you can enter to win another in the giveaway below! Also, be sure to check out her website and Instagram!
The Ashley Leither Designs Hook Giveaway is open Worldwide (void where prohibited) and ends July 2, 2018, at 12:15am Central US time. The winner will receive their choice of hook from the Ashely Leither Designs Etsy shop. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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