DIY Crochet Polymer Clay Hook

by Doroteja

Hello, my lovely crocheters!

It’s this time again when we are crocheting winter items like crazy and there’s nothing nicer to have than a big chunky scarf around your neck when the temperatures are so low. For the winter scarves, I usually use the biggest crochet hook in my hook collection. That is my 10 mm crochet hook. But I would love to try out 15 mm or even 20 mm. I have been on the hunt for a big crochet hook for a while now, but I didn’t find the perfect fit yet.

I was cleaning my closet where I keep my craft storage the other day and I found a few packages of polymer clay – FIMO. I bought them this summer to make some jewelry but never have time to actually do it. Since polymer clay gets dry after some time I knew that I have to use it or I will throw it away. Then I got this super fun idea. Why not try to make a Jumbo Crochet hook from polymer clay. And so I did …

DIY Crochet Hook by Croby Patterns

I took all the clay from the package and started softening it with my hands.

DIY Crochet Hook by Croby Patterns

Than I started to roll it on the flat surface – kitchen table covered with backing paper to get the oval shape.
After I got the right length I started to shape the ends to make them round.

DIY Crochet Hook by Croby Patterns

Than I took a scalpel and cut the “triangle” shape to create a hook and throat part. What I would recommend you to do is to take one of your crochet hooks and imitate the shape. Try to achieve the shape, closest to the shape of your favorite crochet hook. [adinserter name=”REKLAMA 2″]

DIY Crochet Hook by Croby Patterns

Heat the baking oven and when the temperature is right, start baking the clay. I have been baking my crochet hook on 180 C for 10 minutes. You can just follow the instructions on your clay package. Once your hook is out of the oven and have completely cooled down you can glaze it for a glossy shine. Let that dry completely and you are done.

DIY Crochet Hook by Croby Patterns

If you want, you can even decorate the handle part with some acrylic color and a thin brush.
I hope that you guys like this tutorial. Share this post with your friends if you liked it.

Let me know what you think about it in the comments below.
Have a nice day and happy crocheting!


Darlene December 26, 2015 - 15:58

Wow! What a fantabulous idea!!! Thank you!!!

Rashami October 6, 2017 - 09:54

That’s a brilliant idea???never thought I could use polymer clay for making crochet hooks.

Amanda Morris March 21, 2018 - 13:16

Thank you so so much I have been on Pinterest for hours trying to find crochet hooks made from polymer clay and couldn’t find one just handle covers. In a last attempt i Googled and found your post so thank you you are amazing!!!

Brit November 10, 2019 - 19:57

Holy crappola. I’ve never thought about using polymer clay! I have tons of it. Thank you for the great idea!

Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 10:10

Hi Brit! Yes, it works fine! 😀


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