Recently I was given a chance to try the Denise Double Ended Tunisian Hooks - but I didn't know how to do Double Ended Tunisian Crochet! Well, that's not a problem, that's a fine opportunity to take the plunge - which is exactly what I did!
I have done regular Tunisian crochet before - I even have some patterns and tutorials here on Moogly! But I had not yet taken the time to figure out double ended Tunisian - until I got my hands on these lovely and colorful hooks from Denise!
Specifically, I received the Denise2Go Crochet for a Cure 2-hook Set - which is awesome in so many ways! The roll up case is gorgeous, the hooks are bright and colorful and very easy to use, and they come with cords in a variety of lengths - so you can accommodate any project size comfortably. The cords and hooks lock together very securely, but easily!
This set includes:
- 20 hooks (2 each F5-N15/3.75-10mm)
- 7 cords (2 each 3"/8cm and 5"/13cm, 1 each 9"/23cm, 12"/30cm, 16"/41cm)
- 4 end buttons and 2 extenders for cord-to-cord connections
All the hooks and cords are interchangeable with the other Denise sets too - for even more versatility! (And for those of us who can't stick to one project at a time!
And the Crochet for a Cure sets are even more special - the price includes a $5 donation to breast cancer research! Specifically, they are funding Cast-Off Chemo!, an industry-wide initiative to support breast cancer research for a technique that replaces chemotherapy with a more targeted and significantly more gentle treatment. It's a cause close to my heart, and I have purchased other Denise hooks to support it myself!
So with hooks in hand, it was time to learn double ended Tunisian! For that, I went to the Queen of Tunisian herself, my friend Kim Guzman. On CrochetKim.com she has the perfect pattern to learn with - the Cro-Hook Dishcloth!
I am a huge fan of dishcloths for learning new stitches and techniques - even if you flub it, you still get something handy out of it! But Kim makes it super easy - that was the very first thing I've ever made using double ended Tunisian! I used Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton and had a lot of fun with this pattern!
But hopefully it won't be the last! Turns out, double ended Tunisian is totally addictive! I love the way you use 2 yarns at once, and get a different look on each side.
Using the Denise hooks made it even easier, with their great shape and smooth plastic. And the whole kit rolls up for easy storage when they're not in use (or when it's time to slip them in my crochet bag)! And have I mentioned that Denise is family owned and all their products are proudly made in the USA since 1973?
So I do recommend giving double ended Tunisian a try! And even if double ended Tunisian isn't your thing, I recommend taking a look at their hook selection - and their knitting needles too! And there's more! To sweeten the deal, Denise is offering 20% off with the coupon code: MOOGLY20 - It’ll expire August 24th and is good for any order through their website, crochetdenise.com. Score!
Thank you so much to Denise for the opportunity - and the nudge - to learn this fantastic technique! I hope you'll give their hooks a try - I know you'll enjoy them as much as I do!
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