I am seldom working on one project at a time, in fact, I’m nearly always working on at least two (and sometimes more) …. depending on what else is going on I am using a different hook on each item to boot.
So you’re wondering what the problem is? Well simply put the hook and the work don’t always stay together! In fact depending on how tight your stitches are the darn hook can slip right out of there. This happened recently to me on one of the large cushion covers (from this pattern) that I was working on. For as much as the pattern has the hook size in it I’ve played around with it until I found the stitch size I was looking for and am using a different size hook that recommended. Catch is I’m using 2 hooks on this one and I have 2 other projects going on - one for a different slipcover (which I’ll share the pattern with you when I’ve got it all worked out) and two scarves (see this post). All of these pieces are using different hooks.
Well, I put down the large slipcover and was working on the smaller pieces and my puppy decided that it was great fun to play with the nice shiny needle. So being a responsible pet parent I took it away from him and ‘filed’ the hook in my crochet hook book. Well, 3 days later it took me almost 20 minutes to find the right hook (yep I forgot).
So here’s what I did - I put one of those tiny memo pads (from my local friendly dollar store) in my project bag - and I made a note of which projects I’m working on and what hooks I’m using on them (just in case).
Happy crocheting! Follow the adventures later today of the chair covers