Attention Crocheters! Here’s a nifty crochet hook hack from reader Red Paper Umbrella. Spend just a dollar to upgrade all your crochet hooks to comfort-style hooks using pencil grips from the dollar store. Back-to-School supplies are hitting shelves already, so now’s a great time to do this project. [project instructions here]

Update Sept 2010: The Red Paper Umbrella page has completely disappeared off the face of the web, so the basic instructions are:

Wrap the bottom of your crochet hook with masking tape until it’s about the width of a pencil. Slide two pencil grips onto hook.

Project Estimate:

  • Pencil grips, $1
  • Masking tape, on hand or $1
  • Crochet hooks, on hand

Total: $1 and up