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Locker hooks look like a crochet hook with a large eye opposite the hook end. The eye end of the hook is threaded with yarn which locks the loops puled through a piece of canvas with the hook end. It is a very simple and fast craft, easy to make useful items as small as a drink coaster to as large as a rug
|The edge of the canvas has been turned under and a double strand of worsted weight yarn is held on the underside of the canvas. The hook end goes through the canvas and catches the yarn to draw it up and form a loop on the hook, see 2nd picture. After a few loops are hooked up; the locker hook, with a separate piece of yarn threaded through the eye of the hook, is pulled through all the loops and the threaded yarn locks the loops onto the canvas. A picture of the finished piece is shown on the Locker Hooking Supplies page.|
|The rug at left is thick and cushiony. It is made with natural colored roving (unspun wool) using the same technique as above. The planter cover and coaster on the right will give you ideas of other items to make.|
More designs are shown in the Your Pictures section, look for eight grader Nathan Fergeson project and Martha McGrath's sheep rug on page 1.
A rug, made with wool processed into roving, is on the Locker Hooking Supplies page and on Pictures page 3.