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Ergonomic Crafting: My newest crochet hook

Photo: courtesy LETTO Workshop

Ergonomic crafting tools are great for reducing fatigue and speeding up your “making time,” especially if you’re someone with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. I don’t have either of these conditions, but I do get plenty tired if I’ve been hitting the hook (or needles) often!

Since I’m doing a lot with crochet lately, I decided to try out a few ergonomic hooks to see if it made a difference in how I felt. Ergonomic hooks have unique handles to reduce hand pain and ease discomfort during long stretches of working. My favorite hook by far is this gorgeous hornbeam and apricot 5mm hook, hand-turned by woodworkers Stanislav and Julie of Letto Workshop, in Melitopol, Ukraine.

Stan and Julie sent me photos of the finished hook before shipping it to me in South Korea.

Hornbeam is the light wood, and apricot is the dark wood. It’s a one-of-a-kind item, and a stunning piece of art, as well as a functional – and comfortable – ergonomic tool.

I plan to use this hook to make a special, new item, and I’ll share with you as soon as it arrives!

What kinds of crafting tools do you prefer? What is most comfortable for you to use for prolonged work, or multiple purposes? I’d love to hear from you in the comments, or on social. Cheers and see you again soon!

Another pretty Autumn vista near my workplace in Gyeongsan, South Korea.

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