Single Crocheting Needles

Single crocheting needles Once considered a pastime of art or to make necessary items of clothing and blankets, hand knitted and crocheted items are now being replaced with modern technology and machinery. There are still many people who practise this craft for reasons other than necessity. Those reasons could range from being a great stress reliever to exercising the mind and fingers and hands to keep them supple. If you know how to crochet and/or knit, than you know there's a variety of needles available.

In order to learn the art of crochet, you first must purchase a single crochet needle. These needles come in a variety of sizes which differ depending on the country where you live. They usually range in size from 2-16 mm. These single crochet hooks can be made of aluminum, steel, bamboo, plastic or wood. Steel is primarily used for crocheting with thread where the other needles can be used for any medium. Buy Single Crocheting Needles today!

Some people use the wooden single crocheting needles only as a collectors item now. They come in a wide variety of designs and craftsmanship and some can be actually quite decorative. The antique handcrafted ones are a little harder to find but can be quite decorative including little tassels and other fun accessories. The machine made crochet hooks are mostly made from birch and are more readily available. Like its wooden counterpart, some people prefer the bamboo for its lightness in handling and no cold metal to touch as in steel ones.

More popular today are the aluminum single crochet hooks and knitting needles. They are known for their strength and durability, without the splintering factor of wood. They have a shiny slippery surface that enables the wool to slide more easily. Some are also made with easy grip to fit the hands more comfortably while holding it during a working session. So whether you are crocheting for profit or just for plain exercise, there are a variety of single crocheting needles to suit your fancy.