How to Grip a Crochet Hook – Pencil & Knife Methods

In this video tutorial you will learn how to grip a crochet hook.

There are two methods to gripping your crochet hook.

The first method is the pencil method and you grip the crochet hook as you would if you were holding a pencil and crochet this way.

How to Grip a Crochet HookThe second method is the knife method and you grip your crochet hook as you would with a knife and crochet like this.

It is entirely up to you which method you use and the only way to find out which one is right method for you is to try them both out.

As for me, I’m a knife method girl.

I leave the pencil method just for when I’m writing. With a pencil, that is!

So get your crochet hook and play around to see what you are comfortable with.


How to Grip/Hold a Crochet Hook Video Tutorial

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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I have used these crochet hooks for 2 years now and since using them I haven’t reached out or searched for another brand of crochet hook. The handle is very comfortable and the appearance of these crochet hooks are professional and appealing. They are extremely comfortable to use.

Being a Crochet Designer myself, I crochet everyday and therefore have much experience with them. I’d highly recommend them to anyone. If I were to give a crocheter a gift these crochet hooks would be the first on the list!


About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. fairyhedgehog says:

    That’s very clear and helpful. Thank you!

    • Paula says:

      Hello fairyhedgehog,

      I’m glad you found this tutorial helpful. Thanks for stopping by!


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