This article comes to give my version of a topic that my friend Elsa evoked yesterday: what tool to use to put a bead on a picot?
Jane (and many others) use a thread and a needle.
That’s my version of things!
As I have long used crochet hooks thread the beads on the picots. But I abandoned this method for several reasons:
- I only use very small beads, which requires very fine crochet hooks. I unfortunately don’t find such hooks at the haberdashery near me. So you have to order them on the internet.
The hooks wear out a lot this way.. They have a limited life because the tip always ends up breaking. But placing beads on a picot accelerates wear, especially since the hook is fine.
I have broken a significant number of hooks in this way!
- However, special mention on the hook Clover, I admit that it is stronger than other brands.
- I fold a nylon thread.
- In this way I catch the picot and I thread the bead.
This procedure may seem more tedious at first, but I quickly got used to prolong the life of my crochet hooks.
And for you what solution?