Crochet Grip

I’ve noticed a lot of crocheters hold with a pencil hold, and some say that it puts less strain on their wrist. I’m a knife crocheter, and when I try the pencil hold it hurts my wrist more. So, do you crochet with a :hocho: or :pencil2: hold? I’m curious to see which one is more popular , or even if you have your own way :relaxed:

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I hold the hook in my fist… So knife hold if you were stabbing… The last 3 fingers hold it and the first finger and thumb are on the flat piece and they only rotate the hook. My wrist never moves.

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I’m a serial crocheter :hocho::hocho::hocho: hehehe

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Oh I will NEVER hold it like a pencil, i already have wrist issues and thats far more strenuous for my wrists…I fear people who hold it like that…They’re always the super fast crocheters…They have superpowers…

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Ikr! I tried to pencil hold and I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to do it :sweat_smile: let alone crochet anywhere near that speed… :eyes:

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Happy Cracking Up GIF by MOODMAN

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I do a combo I think. Now I’m all up in my head about it. I think I’m more of a :hocho: though.

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I use a knife hold, and have heard the opposite: pencil hold causes more wrist problems :woman_shrugging:t3:

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Definitely knife for me too! So who cares what “most people” say- right now we’re the majority, and it works! (And I wouldn’t recommend arguing with a :hocho:. :wink:)

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I’ve tried both and I’ve found I prefer knife hold. The pencil hold just feels awkward to me and I feel like I have more control with a knife hold. I haven’t experienced wrist pain with either though

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I see your :hocho: and :pencil2: and raise you

Harry Potter No GIF

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CREEPY

mind killer GIF

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Knife hold, tried pencil it hurts my wrist,

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Always a pleasure to scare :wink:

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Lol :joy:

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I don’t think I do either but I’m not sure. I have four fingers on the far side of the handle, thumb on my side with the hook head facing me. Maybe that is the knife grip? I move my hand but not my wrist when I work.

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Knife i think I’m not sure

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Yeah, knife grip!

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I do a :pencil2: hold :smirk_cat:

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Knife grip here!

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