US20150361602A1 - Piercing Crochet Hook - Google Patents

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US20150361602A1
US20150361602A1 US14304594 US201414304594A US2015361602A1 US 20150361602 A1 US20150361602 A1 US 20150361602A1 US 14304594 US14304594 US 14304594 US 201414304594 A US201414304594 A US 201414304594A US 2015361602 A1 US2015361602 A1 US 2015361602A1
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D04BRAIDING; LACE-MAKING; KNITTING; TRIMMINGS; NON-WOVEN FABRICS
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    • D04B3/00Hand tools or implements
    • D04B3/02Needles
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D04BRAIDING; LACE-MAKING; KNITTING; TRIMMINGS; NON-WOVEN FABRICS
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    • D04B33/00Crocheting tools or apparatus

Abstract

Disclosed here is a type of crochet hook of use in piercing a material for crocheting purposes, where the crochet hook's end may be tapered at a sufficiently acute angle so as to allow the end to pierce the desired material.

Description

    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • [0001]
    N/A
  • BACKGROUND
  • [0002]
    1. Field of the Disclosure
  • [0003]
    The present disclosure relates in general to tools for crocheting, and more specifically to crochet hooks.
  • [0004]
    2. Background Information
  • [0005]
    Crocheting is the process of creating fabric or patterns by pulling loops of material through other loops, and may be performed using hand-held devices, such as crocheting devices. Conventional crochet devices may include an elongated shaft (e.g., a cylindrical straight shaft) connected to a hook used during crocheting to manipulate material, such as yarn, to create fabric. During crocheting, a user may grip the elongated shaft using an overhand knife grip, an underhand pencil grip, or other grips.
  • [0006]
    When crocheting onto a material, such as flannel or other similar of fabric, a tailor's awl or a hemstitcher is generally used to create and/or sew the holes where the threads to be crocheted will be inserted using a crochet device. However, hemstitching machines are generally expensive to own and maintain, and have become scarce in recent years. Additionally, hemstitching machines may not be able to handle certain types of fabrics or other materials.
  • [0007]
    As such, there is a continuing need for improved tools of use for crocheting onto a variety of materials.
  • SUMMARY
  • [0008]
    Disclosed here are crochet hooks able to pierce materials, including leather, fleece, cotton, wool, flannel, and silk, amongst others.
  • [0009]
    Crochet Hooks described here may have one or more symmetrically or asymmetrically tapered tips, tapered at an angle acute enough to allow the crochet hooks to pierce a desired material. Crochet hook tips described here may include one or more thread hooks where threads, yarn, or other suitable fibers may be placed when crocheting.
  • [0010]
    In one or more embodiments, the crochet hook tips may be polished to roughness sufficiently low so as to ensure that it does not snag when piercing the desired material or when being removed after piercing said material.
  • [0011]
    Described here are crochet hooks with a 1.75 mm diameter and a taper angle of approximately 20 degrees, where said crochet hooks are of use when crocheting a suitable fiber onto fleece, cotton, denim, leather, wool, and flannel, amongst other materials.
  • [0012]
    Described here are crochet hooks that may be made of suitable metals, plastics, and/or organic materials, including steel, aluminum, brass, acrylic, oak, mahogany, ash, cherry, elm, walnut, maple, bone, and others.
  • [0013]
    Numerous other aspects, features and benefits of the present disclosure may be made apparent from the following detailed description taken together with the drawing figures.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0014]
    The present disclosure can be better understood by referring to the following figures. The components in the figures are not necessarily to scale, emphasis instead being placed upon illustrating the principles of the disclosure. In the figures, reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the different views.
  • [0015]
    FIG. 1 shows a crochet hook, according to prior art.
  • [0016]
    FIG. 2 shows a crochet hook tip, according to prior art.
  • [0017]
    FIG. 3 shows a crochet hook tip with a symmetrical taper, according to an embodiment.
  • [0018]
    FIG. 4 shows a crochet hook tip with an asymmetrical taper, according to an embodiment.
  • [0019]
    FIG. 5 shows a crochet hook taper angle, according to an embodiment.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • [0020]
    The present disclosure is here described in detail with reference to embodiments illustrated in the drawings, which form a part here. Other embodiments may be used and/or other changes may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the present disclosure. The illustrative embodiments described in the detailed description are not meant to be limiting of the subject matter presented here.
  • DEFINITIONS
  • [0021]
    As used here, the following terms may have the following definitions:
  • [0022]
    “Crochet Hook”, or “Crochet Device” refers to a device having an elongated protrusion including a hook, where the hook may be used to pull a fiber through a material.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0023]
    The present disclosure describes a crochet hook able to pierce fabric.
  • [0024]
    FIG. 1 shows Crochet Hook 100, having Hook 102 and Handle 104, according to prior art.
  • [0025]
    In one or more embodiments, a Crochet Hook 100 may be made of any suitable metal, plastic, and/or organic materials. Suitable materials may include steel, aluminum, brass, acrylic, oak, mahogany, ash, cherry, elm, walnut, maple, bone, and others.
  • [0026]
    In one or more embodiments, a Crochet Hook 100 may include one or more Hooks 102, where Hooks 102 may be placed on both ends of a shaft. In other embodiments, crochet hooks may include a mechanism for attaching one or more Hooks 102, as well as any other suitable attachments.
  • [0027]
    In one or more embodiments, Handle 104 may vary significantly from the largely cylindrical geometry shown in FIG. 1, and may be designed to be curved, round, textured, or having an otherwise varying geometry while still being of use for crocheting.
  • [0028]
    FIG. 2 shows Crochet Hook 200, having Blunt Hook Tip 202 and Thread Hook 204, according to prior art. In one or more embodiments, Blunt Hook Tip 202 may be tapered to a rounded end, or may have an otherwise rounded geometry that may not allow it to penetrate a desired material. Desired materials may include leather, fleece, cotton, wool, denim, flannel, and silk, amongst others.
  • [0029]
    FIG. 3 shows Crochet Hook Tip 300 having Symmetrically Tapered Tip 302, Shaft 304, and Thread Hook 306. In one or more embodiments, Crochet Hook Tip 300 may include a Symmetrically Tapered Tip 302 that may exhibit a significant degree of symmetry along Shaft 304's axis. Symmetrically Tapered Tip 302 may be tapered to a point at an angle acute enough to allow Crochet Hook Tip 300 to pierce a desired material.
  • [0030]
    In one or more embodiments, Symmetrically Tapered Tip 302 may be polished to roughness sufficiently low so as to ensure that it does not snag when piercing the desired material or when being removed after piercing said material.
  • [0031]
    Crochet Hook Tip 300 includes a Thread Hook 306, where threads, yarn, or other suitable fiber, may be placed when crocheting.
  • [0032]
    FIG. 4 shows Crochet Hook Tip 400 having Asymmetrically Tapered Tip 402, Shaft 404, and Thread
  • [0033]
    Hook 406.
  • [0034]
    In one or more embodiments, Crochet Hook Tip 400 may include an Asymmetrically Tapered Tip 402 that may exhibit a significant degree of asymmetry along Shaft 404's axis. Asymmetrically Tapered Tip 402 may be tapered to a point at an angle acute enough to allow Crochet Hook Tip 400 to pierce a desired material.
  • [0035]
    In one or more embodiments, Asymmetrically Tapered Tip 402 may be polished to a roughness sufficiently low so as to ensure that it does not snag when piercing the desired material or when being removed after piercing said material.
  • [0036]
    Crochet Hook Tip 400 includes a Thread Hook 406, where threads, yarn, or other suitable fiber, may be placed when crocheting.
  • [0037]
    FIG. 5 shows Crochet Hook Tip 500 having Shaft Axis 502, Shaft 504, and Taper Angle 506. Shaft Axis 502 lies the center of Shaft 504, and Crochet Hook Tip 500 may show a symmetrical taper at Taper Angle 506, where Taper Angle 506 is of a sufficiently small measure so as to allow Crochet Hook Tip 500 to pierce a desired material.
  • EXAMPLES
  • [0038]
    Example #1 is a steel crochet hook with a symmetrically tapered end, where the shaft diameter is 1.75 mm and the taper angle is approximately 20 degrees. In this example, a user has sown a zigzag pattern along the edges of a fabric to mark the points where the crocheted fiber will be inserted. The user then uses the crochet hook to pull yarn through the points marked with the pattern to form crocheted stitches on the fabric.
  • [0039]
    Example #2 is an aluminum crochet hook with an asymmetrically tapered end, where the shaft diameter is 1.75 mm and one side of the tip is tapered at approximately 20 degrees and the other side of the shaft follows a curved taper up to the tip. In this example, a user pulls fibers along the edge of a fabric using a crochet hook, where no previous markings have been made to indicate where the stitches should be placed.
  • [0040]
    Example #3 is a process for making a steel crochet device. In this example, a steel crochet device was manufactured by first cutting a desired length of a steel bar having a desired diameter. One tip of the steel bar was ground to form the back end, while the other tip was ground to form the crochet hook end. The crochet hook was then formed, where the hook was formed to have a size sufficient for handling a desired thread thickness and the tip was tapered to a point at an angle of approximately 20 degrees. The crochet device was then polished, where the crochet hook tip was polished to a surface roughness low enough so as to avoid snagging on fabric when crocheting. A handle was formed through stamping, and the crochet device was nickel plated.
  • [0041]
    Example #4 describes a series of crochet hooks with a symmetrically tapered end, where the shaft diameters range from 0.6 mm to 10.0 mm and the taper angles range from approximately 25 degrees to approximately 10 degrees. The crochet hooks are made of varying materials, including several types of metal, plastic, and wood.
  • [0042]
    While various aspects and embodiments have been disclosed, other aspects and embodiments are contemplated. The various aspects and embodiments disclosed are for purposes of illustration and are not intended to be limiting, with the true scope and spirit being indicated by the following claims.

Claims (9)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. An apparatus for assembling portions of a plurality of long, continuous lengths of interlocked fibers, comprising:
    a body having at least one handle portion and a work portion;
    wherein the work portion further comprises a hook end and a back end; and
    wherein the hook end further comprises a tip having an angle greater than 10 degrees and less than 25 degrees relative to the lengthwise axis of the body.
  2. 2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the tip has an angle of 20 degrees relative to the lengthwise axis of the body.
  3. 3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the body has a diameter greater than 0.6 mm and less than 10.0 mm.
  4. 4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the body has a diameter less than 1.75 mm.
  5. 5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the hook end is suitable for accepting crochet thread.
  6. 6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the body comprises steel, aluminum, brass, acrylic, wood, bone, plastic, and combinations thereof.
  7. 7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the hook tip is polished to a surface roughness low enough so as to avoid snagging on fabric when crocheting.
  8. 8. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the body is nickel-plated.
  9. 9. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the body is formed by stamping.
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