Can You Bring Crochet Hooks On a Plane ? 2024

Whether you are planing to bring new crochet supplies and accessories from your destination, or you just want to finish that crochet project and make the time pass in your next flight, you want your crochet hook on hand.

Some types of crochet hooks are considered sharp objects which need some serious precautions.

But you can bring the usual size crochet hooks on a planes in both carry-on and checked luggage on most airlines without any restrictions, however; a giant or other types of hooks that can be used as weapon to harm someone will not be permitted in carry-on luggage.

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9 mm Ergonomic Crochet Hook / Amazon Courtesy

Keep reading because in this post we will cover all that you need to know about traveling with crochet hooks, and how to pack them for your flight.

Let’s dive right in.

Can You Take Crochet Hooks Through The Security Checkpoint?

According to the TSA crochet hooks are permitted through the security checkpoint without any restrictions.

The TSA didn’t mention a specific size or shape.

Here is what they have to say on their website.

And as the TSA always states the final decision is for the security officer to decide whether an item is permitted or not.

But as long as you take the usual crochet hooks I’m sure you will not face any problem with the security officer.

I went further to look out for some other answers and found Teresa already asked the AskTSA on Twitter about taking a set of crochet hooks and yarn cutter disc.

AskTSA answer about traveling with a set of crochet hooks
The AskTSA answer about traveling with a set of crochet hooks

The TSA customer service replied that crochet hooks and needles are good to carry on luggage, , but yarn cutter discs, or any thread cutter with a blade must be transported in checked baggage.

These passengers asked about taking aluminum crochet hooks and 2 inch yarn scissors in a carry-on bag.

The TSA reply about traveling with aluminum crochet hooks

The TSA replied that crochet hooks are allowed without any restrictions, but scissors must be with blades less than 4 inches from the pivot point in order to take them in carry -on luggage.

Can You Take Crochet Hooks In Checked Baggage?

You can bring your crochet hooks in checked luggage without any restrictions.

You can bring as many as you want provided that they are well sheeted and protected securely to avoid any injury to luggage handles and the security that may inspect your bag.

Of course if you decided to check in all your crochet items you want to be able to go crochet during your flight.

It is advised to avoid placing expensive items in checked bags, as there is a chance that checked luggage can be lost or delayed which may ruin your vacation or trip.

Can You Bring Crochet Hooks On International Flights?

Traveling with the normal size crochet hooks are allowed on most airlines, and in almost any country.

Laura wanted to take crochet hooks and scissors from Canada to the Dallas TX airport in the US.

The TSA reply about traveling with crochet hooks, scissors, and thread needles

Even though the TSA didn’t mention anything about international flights, crochet hooks and scissors with blades less than 4 inches from the pivot point are good to go in carry-on bags in both domestic and international flights.

If you are planing to finish or start a project during your flight, you can take only what you need, and place any other any sharp items in checked luggage, as some security officers may be too cooky about taking some small sharp items on board the airplane.

Pack Crochet Hooks For Travel

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There are different ways to pack your crochet hooks or crochet project in general.

Most people tend to put their crochet hooks inside the yarn, which is a good idea for carry-on luggage, but for checked luggage there will be some risk that the hooks will hurt someone or just fall inside your bag.

It is better to secure the crochet hooks separately, you can use a solid crochet hook case and troupe all your hooks.

Even when the severity officer wants to inspect your bag he can easily detect what is inside the case.

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Final Thoughts

The regular crochet hooks are allowed to take on planes in both carry-on and checked bags, the TSA and most airlines do not restrict them as they are small and do not pose any safety concerns.

If you like crocheting just go ahead find your ergonomic hook with Janne and pack your crochet project Inside your carry on bag.

Crocheting is a perfect and a fun way to kill time on a long flight, as long as most airlines do not restrict them on board the airplanes.

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