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These were born out of the frustration of trying to track down hooks I'd left in unfinished projects coupled with the frustration of later trying to remember what hook I'd used with said unfinished project. I can't believe I didn't think of these earlier, and I really can't believe they're not mass-produced and sold in stores everywhere! Maybe they actually expect people to, I don't know... finish one project before going on the another? Pffff, what are the odds of that happening? Then again, they are dead easy to make, so maybe they would just think if you're crafty enough to crochet, you're crafty enough to make your own (and you are!).
All you need are some 'hooks' (I use the lobster claw jewelry clasps, in various sizes depending on what yarn I'm likely to be using - the larger the letter/hook size, the bigger clasp), a few miscellaneous beads, alphabet beads (this was the most expensive part!) and a little bit of thread (either beading thread or craft/button thread will work, you could probably also use wire, but I steer clear of that as I prefer my eyes un-poked, and I am a menace when I try to work with wire).
String the beads (number and placement is up to you! Be creative!) and tie them to the clasp. That is it.
Then, when you set down a project (which, I'm sure, is rarely) hook the appropriate crochet keeper through the working loop and put your crochet hook back... wherever you keep them, all neat and organized, right? Then when you start a new project, all your crochet hooks are in one place AND there's the added benefit of when you move your WIP, none of it will unravel because the clasp keeps the hook from pulling out.
Brilliant, if I do say so myself!