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The above image is of a granted United States Design Patent for a, and get this, a "KNITTING CROCHET HOOK". What the!!?? And if you can enlarge the image, you'll see that this patent belongs to the "Clover Mfg. Co. Ltd". So answer me this. How do you suppose the Clover company expects to use this hook for knitting?? Now in reality, it may not matter much what they call it. A design patent is granted to the ornamental design for the article shown in the drawings. But what amazes me is that a company as large and as deep in the knitting and crochet industry as Clover would call a crochet hook, a "knitting" crochet hook.
This is the first feature of others that I hope to add to my blog for crochet reader entertainment. I intend to focus mainly on interesting patent disclosures, but might do other stuff from time to time.
If you like the idea, or on the other hand, if you think its not something you'd like to see in my blog, please comment. I'll still be doing hook sales here and the stuff you're used to seeing. Just thought it might be fun to look at unusual crochet related stuff once in awhile.