Step 1: 3D print your handle
You will need to design and 3D print your crochet hook. I printed mine from on my home printer (M3D) in PLA plastic on a good quality setting. To order or download the same model please click the following link:
Step 2: Clean up your models
Your models may contain lines from the 3D print. Remove as much as this as possible on the burnisher tool with a file and then sand to a high finish.
You may need to file down some elements such as the catch and the sections that slot into the tool. make sure they fit tight and don't move when slotted in.
Step 3: Fix chain to catch and handle
You will need to make two jump links and attach the chain to the top of the catch and the loop on the handle so as not to loose this small element.
Stone Setting Multi-Tool
Making a crochet hook through 3D printing.
Why make a 3D printed Stone setting multi-tool?
If you have your own 3D printer it can be much more economical to print your own hook than to buy a new one from the shop or online. It takes around 2-3 hours to print in good quality and you have an instant tool from which you can work from. If you have the wrong sized hook for the job you can print a new one in hours.
How to use your crochet hook
In order to use your crochet hook you will need to learn some basic patterns and knots. starting with the most important, a slip knot and chaining.