Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sharp Crochet Hook Review and A Giveaway!


I had just put away my husband's nail set tool, when Jessica, from Sharp Crochet Hook contacted me and asked if I would write a product review.  I used to use the nail set to punch holes in fabric so that I could crochet an edge on something, or crochet along a kitchen towel. Many times, I have bent my tiniest crochet hooks, trying to poke holes in fabric and save time.

The Sharp Crochet Hook says that you can "Easily crochet through flannel, cotton, fleece, towels, knits, zipper linings, denim, and more."  It is a tiny hook, with a point at the end. It's a bit sharper than a regular hook, but not truly "sharp" to cut you or anything. What I like about it is that it is sturdier at the handle and won't bend as easily as a regular hook.

I don't work with thread too often, but I do like to play with fabrics and edgings. The booklet that comes with it has some fabulous ideas and patterns. There are even some printable templates on their website. I've always wanted to adorn a tank top with crochet, but never had time to design one myself. This book has a pattern for that, along with some cute boot sock edgings, skirt and baby blanket edgings as well. I have some thin leather that I would love to try it with. It also says you can crochet into paper. That reminds me of the old-fashioned crocheted Christmas cards and ornaments.

Impatient as I am, I tried the hook with worsted cotton instead of thread. I can see that it is designed for thread crochet, but I managed to make it work with worsted. The book recommends using the Sharp Crochet Hook to crochet through fabric and then switch to a size 3 (2.1) mm crochet hook and continue using size 3 crochet thread. And the patterns in the booklet are written, using size 3 crochet thread.

You can check out their website at www.sharpcrochethook.com. I was not compensated for this review, but they did send me a Starter Pack. There's a whole set of crochet hooks, the Sharp Crochet Hook and pattern booklet, some scissors, and a set of yarn wraps, which are a great way to keep your balls of yarn intact.

The Starter Pack would make a great Christmas gift for someone who wants to learn how to crochet. And, SharpCrochetHook.com is hosting a giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will receive a Sharp Crochet Starter Pack!  Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Enter by commenting on this post. One entry per person. Contest ends December 1, 2012 and the winner will be chosen at random from eligible entries on December 2, 2012.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING!

Congratulations to Rin. Your name was chosen at random from all eligible entries.

And thank you to SharpCrochetHook.com for their generous gift!


47 comments:

Marie Anne said...

Great giveaway, and one I'd definitely put to use if I won!

RinMiller said...

I've been looking for something like this for a long time! Being able to put crocheted edges on stuff definitely adds an awesome flair to it and a great way to revitalize older belongings!

vixbeth said...

I have been curious about this for a while, great giveaway. Thank you so much!

vixbeth said...

I have been curious about this for a while, great giveaway. Thank you so much!

Alison said...

I can always use new hooks! Great post and would love to win!

andrea said...

Great giveaway - I would love to try this

ALC said...

I would love to win! I want to edge a denim skirt with white crochet!!

Raychel Hunter said...

I love these!

Eeyore Rules! said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. I really want to try this product, and have so many ideas!

Cricket said...

Would love to win this starter pack! I have one hook and pattern book but can never have too many hooks!

vcusmano said...

how cool.

Froggie1 said...

Love it!

Chassity said...

I've seen someone else talk about this hook also! I'm really going to have to look into it so I can maybe make a cute blanket for my kids! :)

Cheri said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try this out.

Judy L. said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I love to crochet!!

Judy said...

This is a wonderful giveaway, and I would love to win!

Dexter's Mom said...

Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! I've thought about purchasing something like this to make edged fleece baby blankets for gifting. I'd love to win them!!!!!!!!!!!!

annemarie said...

I am a crochet lover and have been wanting to try this product - hopefully I will be the lucky one to be able to try it!!!

Veronica Plante said...

I've been wanting one of these. Seems like it'd be great to make gifts with. Thanks for the review!

Panda8ngel said...

Cool...I would love to see what you actually made with the worsted yarn and the sharp crochet hook. :)

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

Oh this would be a wonderful gift, to myself. And with it I could make many gifts for others!

Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

I would love to win - and put an edging on a blanket for my son!

Eliza Greeley said...

I would love to enter for the set. :) I love the look of crocheted edging, and I'm really tired of snipping holes in fleece to get it done!

Heidi said...

I'd love to win.

LazyTcrochet said...

Hi Panda8ngel - I am sooo busy right now that I don't have time to finish it. I did start an edging on both fleece and cotton flannel, just to see how it worked. I am thinking about lining a crochet project with fleece and this will be a great tool to have.

Deborah Misfit said...

Oh I would love one of these - they look so interesting and I do a lot of towels! What a great giveaway! I've heard great things about their product!

Belara73 said...

Would love to win this wonderful prize! Thank you for the opportunity!

Belara73 said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize! Just started crocheting and would love to add this to my collection of hooks!

Laura said...

I would love to win this! My Mom used to crochet around everything but poked holes first. This sounds much quicker!

Terry Nayman said...

I would love to win this set. I have wanted to crochet towel toppers and it would be so much easier with a sharp hook. Also I have a new great granddaughter coming in April and would love to crochet some t-shirt and onesie dresses for her. Thanks so much.

Reggie said...

I would love to win! I would use it to add material to crochet blankets.







Designs by Diane said...

Wonderful give away...would love to win thise!!

Sue said...

What a great giveaway! I would live to win and try this~

Lily Reinier said...

I would love to win theses hooks. I would like to learn to put edging on things. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Tamy Kuzel said...

Why didn't I think of this...sure beats using paperpunches! ")

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Nicole said...

I would love to try this and make some holiday placemats and a table runner! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Dar said...

I'd love to try them, thank you for the chance.

Closet full of Yarn said...

I would love to have this set, To be able to do towels, blankets and edging on so many things. It would be wonderful to not have to use an ice pick.
Thank you for a chance to this giveaway

Unknown said...

Would love to try some new crochet hooks!

Unknown said...

Would love some new crochet hooks and always looking for new products.

Debra Lee said...

Great Giveaway! I purchased one of these hooks and before I could try it, it disappeared into my mothers room!

Kim said...

Nice giveaway, thanks for sharing.

Misty ~ Mystik Dezigns said...

Sounds fun! I would love to try it! Thanks!!

Amber White said...

I love crocheting with thread, and would love winning this set. Thanks :)

Tara Belica said...

I love adding edgings to my dishtowels this would be a great tool to try.

Susan Wood said...

This would make a great Christmas gift for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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