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I think this is fairly new, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried the counting crochet hook? Is it worth getting? I'm always losing count of stitches while following patterns. I wonder if this actually helps. 

 

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Interesting.  Are you sure this isn't a row counter, which is a stand-alone tool (I've never used one; I also knit, and I think row counters might be used more by knitters than crocheters just by the nature of the stitch appearance).  I think it would be a pain to click the button each stitch, and knowing me I'd forget for a while, and wonder where I left off....  Plus it sort of looks like you could click it by mistake just using the hook.

I personally would pass.  If you have trouble keeping track of stitches, you might think of using stitch markers (I use bobby pins, they're cheap and stay put; if I do lose one, which is rare, it's no biggie).  If I have to chain 300, I'll put a stitch marker in every 50th stitch; or if it says 'increase at the edge every 4th row, 5 times', I'll put markers in the increases to keep track of where the increase was, and how many I've done, for a couple of examples.

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I saw these last week at JoAnn's and my first reaction was "Meh, just another gimmick". I do just like Granny Square and mark my stitches every so often.

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Hello I have tried many times to locate the counting crochet hook. I can not find them on amazon, Joann's, Micheal's. If anyone know where I can purchase this hook please let me know. I'm curious to know how fast I crochet. Thank you 

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On 3/10/2020 at 7:03 AM, Crochetbutterfly2020 said:

Hello I have tried many times to locate the counting crochet hook. I can not find them on amazon, Joann's, Micheal's. If anyone know where I can purchase this hook please let me know. I'm curious to know how fast I crochet. Thank you 

Looks like they may be discontinued. You might get an answer from their website contact Link.

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On 3/10/2020 at 9:03 AM, Crochetbutterfly2020 said:

Hello I have tried many times to locate the counting crochet hook. I can not find them on amazon, Joann's, Micheal's. If anyone know where I can purchase this hook please let me know. I'm curious to know how fast I crochet. Thank you 

In addition to their site, as Reni posted, they're on facebook so you might look there.  

I don't think this would work for checking your speed.  Pressing the counter button would only slow you down, and it looks like it doesn't keep track of time .  Instead you could set a timer for a set time, say one or two minutes,  and crochet as much as possible then when timer goes off, count your stitches.  

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Crochetbutterfly2020, stitch counters don't tell you how fast you crochet, stitch counters (or more commonly called / used as row counters) have buttons that you have to manually 'click' to count.  Notice that there is a 'counter button' shown on the photo.  

You should be able to find counters (stand alone things, not attached to hooks) at the fabric or yarn store.  Oops I see Magic crochetfan has just posted and said the same thing...

edit, Joanns has some a digital one (looks like you wear it like a watch) https://www.michaels.com/coats-susan-bates-digital-row-counter/10480857.html  or a manual clicker https://www.michaels.com/clover-mini-knitting-counter/10234449.html   or  https://www.michaels.com/loops-and-threads-knit-tally-set-2ct./10317992.html

Edited by Granny Square

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