Money-Saving Tip: Donâ€™t Buy Duplicate Hookscomments (5) May 18th, 2008
After six years of crocheting, I think I finally have a complete set of hooks. But I also have several hooks in my favorite sizes, which tends to happen when I am at the store buying yarn and want to make sure I have the right hook to match. If I’m unsure, I usually just buy the hook to save myself a trip. To solve this problem for next time, I created a little business card-sized hook list to help me keep track of what I own.
Here’s how to use it:
- Adjust fonts and graphic design to fit onto a 3.5" x2" business card.
- Print design onto cardstock.
- Cut out card (3.5'' x 2'')
- Circle or star the sizes you own, and carry it in your wallet for easy reference.
I’ve included the standard hook sizes in millimeters as well, as I find that there are still variations in sizes from brand to brand. Just last week, I upgraded to a new Japanese hook (size F) for it’s comfortable handle, and when I got home, I realized it was a 4.0 mm—technically a G for designing purposes. Hopefully, this nifty card will remedy that issue, too!