Crochet Hook Classification – text only

Based on material used to make the hook (not the handle) and the method of manufacture.

 

100.          Wire needle with separate handle

steel wire needles, handle may be any material

110.            wire needle held by brass fitting

120.            wire needles held by steel fitting

130.            other wire needle fittings

sets in case

 

200.         Wire needle permanently mounted in handle

wire needle always steel, handle may be any material

210.            cone mount

220.            sliders – short needle with flat stamped brass or steel handle

230.             long needle permanently mounted in flat brass or steel handle

240.            needle with wire handle

250.            long needle with tube handle – brass mount

260.           triplex (three needles with saber sheath)

270.            long needles with steel handles

280.            other soft metal mounts – brass, pewter

290.            needles  steel, self mount, or glued

 

300.          Cast steel hook mounted in handle  post 1880

handles may be of any material

310.            pre WWI decorative handles from ladies necessities

brass mounted or glued

320.           post 1900 with cast steel hooks

comfort handles and safety handles

390.          cast steel hooks with separate handle, usually  sets

391.            Ladies necessities

392.            cast steel — matching hooks of graduated sizes

 

400.        Cast steel, one-piece hook

410.            rod without grip

420.           grips other than flat grip

430.           5″ rod with flat grip (patent US 572809)

440.           3 1/2″ – 4 1/2″ rod with flat grip – safety hook

450.           6″ rod with flat grip

 

500.        Ivory

510.            Eskimo style

520.            European/Asian style

 

600.        Carved Bone

 

700.         Lathe Turned Bone

all of the simpler, massed produced hooks

 

800.         Plastics

810.          celluloid

820.            cellulose acetate

830.            casein

840.            modern proprietary plastics

890.            sets

 

900.         Aluminum

990.            sets

 

1000.       Plain Wood

Most made before 1970.

1090.            sets

 

1100.       Studio Wood

Most made after 1970. Exotic woods often used.

1190.            sets

 

1200.       Brass/Copper/Bronze

Includes all Addi Turbo hooks which are brass, also some INOX

1290.            sets

 

1300.       Bamboo

Most made after 2000

 

2000.      Other materials

2010.        other metals – sterling silver, pewter

2020.        horn

2030.        mother of pearl

2040.        glass

2050.        tortoise shell (?)

2060.        vulcanite/rubber

 

Specialty Crochet

 

3000.      Tunisian/Afghan hooks

3100.         one hook

3110.            bone

3120.            ivory

3130.            steel

3140.           plastics

3150.           aluminum

3160.           wood

3200.        two hooks

includes Cro-Hook

center between hooks is smooth (no carving or turning), hooks are same size

3210.          bone

3220.          plastics

3230.         aluminum

 

 

4000.      Pjoning/Patning/Shepherd’s Knitting

broad, flat handles sometimes hand made from spoon handles, flat metal

 

5000.      Rug Crochet Hooks

for crocheting fabric strips into rugs

5100.     Denner art rug needle  US patent 1,751,796 Mar 15, 1930

5200.     Neuschwanger art needle  US patent 2,279,926 Apr 14, 1942.

5300.     Standart  US patent 3,229,484  Jan. 18, 1966

 

 

6000.      Cro-Knitting

6100.     Mathews US patent 1,611,474

6200.     Burnham US patent 2,093,631

6300.     Neuschwanger US patent 2,217,524

6400.     Burnham US patent 2,353,875  July 18, 1944

6500.     Nagano US patent 5,211,710  May 18, 1993

 

 

Crochet Accessories

 

10000.        Hairpin Lace Frames

 

11000.         Thread Holders

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