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Crochet Safety Information

You might not be aware that crochet has safety issues. After all, how could you possibly hurt yourself with yarn and thread? Unfortunately, crochet has some pitfalls to be aware of. Learn about them here.

Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Here is a list of hooks that are designed to be ergonomically correct.

How Do I Prevent Blisters When Crocheting?
I have been crocheting for many years. Lately I noticed I am forming a blister on my finger. Is there any appliance I can use to prevent this?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – an Overview
Here is an overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at physicaltherapy.about.com. Since this is a common ailment with crocheters, we need to be aware of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its symptoms. This overview was written by Laura Inverarity, D.O., your Guide to physical therapy.

What to Do If You've Been Diagnosed With a Repetitive Stress Injury
Chris Adams, About.com's Guide to Ergonomics, posted this relevant and informative article about what to do if you've been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury.

Kroh's Crochet Aid
This product is intended to help crocheters who suffer from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions that make crocheting painful and difficult. The link posted above will take you to the company's web site, where you can find more information about the product. You can also check this company's Better Business Bureau Rating.

Soothe Your Tired Hands
Linda Permann is an avid crocheter who has suffered from tendonitis. After having spent time on physical therapy, she shared what she learned about stretching exercises with other crocheters.

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