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Thank you very much, Darski, for allowing me to be part of Crochetville. I like the name and the way the site is set up. I am a by-the-book gal and appreciate the order and structure plus the effort which has gone into your site. I am happy to meet everyone and the other members who are presently joining. I apologize but my uploads failed because they are too large with the full pattern.
I am a new member to this forum and am a crochet novice and history enthusiast. I recently found an ivory crochet hook in an antique store and was curious about some features. The hook has a hole perforated through it and a triangular notch on the back side of the hook. I cannot think of what the purpose of the hole and notch is. I would think that running the yarn through the hole would cause entanglement. I am unable to find any other examples of hooks with such a hole and notch. Can anybody identify the function of these features? Is it possible that it is not a crochet hook but used for some other textile production? The hook is about 6 inches long. The other end is broken off where there was another perforation. Any help identifying this tool and how it worked would be appreciated.
I'm so excited!! Today I was gifted, by surprise, by an older friend at work. He was trying to clear out some items of his mother's who passed away about 5 years ago. He knew I "knitted" (that's what he calls crochet) so he brought me in this small green tin seen at the end. No one else in his family crochets. Inside were these hooks along with 3 other steel Bolyes (made in the USA) sizes 9, 10, 11. I just find them facinating. I've never seen hooks like these. And yep, it doesn't take much to amaze me. Notice the hook at the bottom of the 1st and 2nd pic. It converts, I'm assuming so that the tiny, tiny head is protected when not in use. And of course the metal brass(?) hook. It's a little damaged from looks like an amazing amount of use. As for the green tin, it had a use too. My friend said that his mother would keep her spools of thread in there and feed the end through the hole in top while she 'knitted". I'm going to have to google to find out more about these, but no matter what I find out, they will always be treasured as my first gifted "vintage" hooks. If you have any insight on any of these hooks, please let me know. TFL