Why Use an Afghan Hook that has a Hook on Both Ends?

I pulled out an afghan hook to not make a project, but to clean out some lint in my dryer. Seems like my hooks get more action cleaning out lint in my dryer than any tunisian project. So the particular hook I was using has a hook on both ends. So you might be wondering what you would do with such a hook.

So why would you use an afghan hook that has a hook on both ends?

So that you can have a fabric that has two different looks on both sides.





I might not of picked the best yarns to demonstrate this, but believe me one side is more blue and other is more gray/red. Also this doesn't curl like a standard Tunisian stitch.
I am going to give instructions on how to do this. If you don't know how to do the tunisian crochet stitch this could be confusing. In the first color, do the desired number of chains and pick up the loops. but don't work the loops off yet.


Move the work over to the other side of the hook.
Now turn the hook around and work off the stitches with color B.
You are also going to pick up stitches with color B.
Then you are going to move the work over to the other hook.
Then you are going to pick off the stitches with color A.

Hopefully you get what is going on. You are going to pick up the stitches with color A and move the work over to the other hook to take off the stitches and pick up loops in color B. You move over to the other hook and change to the other color after you pick up loops.

This technique does make an interesting fabric. You do have two different looks on both sides. It also is going to make a thicker fabric that the traditional stitch. It also doesn't curl like the traditional stitch.

So there you have it, a blog post prompted on me cleaning out lint from my dryer.



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