Short Hooks

Short crochet hooks
Another experiment is to see how long a crochet hook really needs to be.  I cut a couple of hooks off just after the thumb rest, so my hooks are about 3 inches long.  

I end up crocheting with my fingers rather than with my whole hand.  The shorter hook is convenient for joining motifs in the last round:  Slip the back end of the hook through the second motif and make a slip stitch through all loops – it makes a nice look that is different from slip stitching into that same stitch. 
Flat joining motifs in last round

I will have a selection of short hooks at the show for anyone who wants to try it out for herself.