Crochet Hooks Cushions – No more sore hands from Crochet

Cushions for your Crochet Hooks –  Say good-bye to sore hands

I have thought of ways to add affordable and comfy cushions for my crochet hooks because  I love, love, love  to crochet… did I mention I love to crochet? One of the bad side effects can sometimes be sore hands especially when using small hooks. I have come up with a cheap way to cushion my hooks. This method works for even my tiny thread hooks. You can find your supplies at any office supply store or even in the school supplies section of a store.  I purchased some at Office Depot and others at Dollar Tree store.   They both seem to work well.

DIY for Crochet Hook Cushions

Cushions for Crochet Hooks to end Sore Hands

Here is what you will need:

Making crochet hook cushions

Supplies needed to make cushions for your crochet hooks

Pencil Gel Grips, Rubber Bands.. and of course your hooks.
First wrap a couple of rubber bands around your hook.  There are packages of different size and thickness of rubber bands.  I purchased my rubber bands at Office Depot but you can purchase them at any office supply store or even at Walmart.
Now slide your gel pencil grip over your rubber wrapped hook.   Work the gel slowly so you don’t slide it too far past your hook and end up too close to the crochet hook tip.
crochet hook cushions

crochet hook cushions

You’re all done.  If you want to check the hook size you can just slide back the gel.  The rubber bands keep the gels from sliding off.  Even on your small hooks.  I use them on all my hooks even the larger ones.  Some of them have been on my hooks for months or even a couple of years.  When they start getting old it is easy to replace.
crochet hook cushions

crochet hook cushions

I hope this quick tip helps.  Do you have tips for easing sore hands or pain in your hands from crocheting or knitting?  Please share them in the comments.
P.S.  I have even seen these pencil gel grips at the dollar store.  10 grips for $1   Can’t beat that price.
If you would like to watch a Free YouTube tutorial please click on the link on the next page.

Crochet Hook Cushions Video Tutorial:



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5 Responses to Crochet Hooks Cushions – No more sore hands from Crochet

  1. bizzygranny62 April 12, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    The tip for using pencil grips is great! I have done this but originally the idea was to wrap masking tape around the hook handle. It worked BUT sometimes the hook size gets covered AND when I tried to take it back off I had a terrible time and ended up scratching my hooks with a knife and the “sticky” residue was a pain to get off. The rubber bands makes so much more sense. Going to soak all of my hooks today to try to get the tape off them and redo with rubber bands.

  2. Rossyl April 12, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    i was wondering how u did that…thank you for sharing ….

  3. Domestic Diva April 13, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    I have RA and I love to crochet. I have done the grips but they kept falling off. I didn’t do the rubber band. Great tip. I used Coban tape from my doctor’s visit to wrap around the grip. Not anymore!!

  4. Mag Gonzalez April 13, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I got the grips but was wondering why they wouldn’t stay… Guess I need some rubber bands. Thanks for the tip, less sore hand now.

  5. madeline January 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Hi, another option I have been using is the foam off of small foam rollers, it is much thicker around and has saved me when I can’t put down my crochet projects, am going to try your with gel grips. Thanks for letting me share.