DIY Knitting Loom Hooks!

Howdy folks! Last week I hosted my monthly knitting group at the library and we had a full house! Luckily before the group met I made some extra hooks for our Knifty Knitter looms:

 

The library purchased a set of looms for the group and I brought my own too. I went to the craft store to buy more hooks (one hook comes in a package of 4 looms) but they were sold out so I decided to make my own. You will need:

Stiff wire or a coat hanger

Wire cutters & round nose pliers

polymer clay (and an oven)

 

Directions: Cut a piece of wire 6″ long. Make an “L” bend at one end and a loop at the other. The loop will be embedded in the clay so the wire won’t pull out. Knead the polymer clay in your hand a half a brick at a time for about 10 minutes so the clay is smooth and pliable. Take 1/4 of a brick and wrap it around your wire leaving the “L” end exposed. You can decorate it as I did with a rope of clay or clay balls in a contrasting color. This also make the hook more grippy which is perfect for young knitters! Bake the hook in the oven according to the directions on the package of clay. If you do not have a clay-dedicated pan you can line a cookie sheet with foil and bake the hook on that.

We had 12 knitters create with us that day, some girls checked out looms and hooks and others kept their work at the library so they could return to work on it throughout the month. We are going to have some snazzy hats and bags created by this group of ladies! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

7 Responses

  1. O.M.G….Ms frugal, you have NOT stopped amazing me….i get the biggest kick out of your blog…..BTW..is there a little door in the back of your head to see how your mind works…LOL.. i bought a loom set for my sister and her grandkids took to it and now she needs 3 more hooks………and your timing…..

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  2. Great idea, I have to try this one of these days!

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  3. trying something similar but with the metal turkey/chicken stitchers that suppose to sew them shut with. first try burned the clay adn made wire rack cut in, but the part that didnt burn still glowed in dark liek clay suppose to!

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  4. what is the gauge of the wire

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  5. what guage wire?

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    • that package did not say but I think about 16 gauge, a coat hanger would be perfect size and strength wire.

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