How can I remove the rust from crochet needles?

by Paula

  4 answers
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 24, 2018

    Soak them in gas try Brillo first then if not gas then scrub

  • Paula Paula on Sep 24, 2018

    Gas? I think I'll try Brillo. Many thanx for your help.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 24, 2018

    Gas?  This is not a suitable cleaner at all for crochet hooks, as it will be very hard to remove the residue and odour. Try baking soda or vinegar first, then wash with regular hand soap.

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    • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 24, 2018

      I would making a damp paste with both the baking soda and the vinegar together, then rub it on the affected area with a small sponge, toothbrush, or even q-tips, depending on how large or how stubborn the rust spots are.

  • Bren Did Bren Did on Sep 28, 2018

    Wet a paper towel with vinegar then wrap the rusty area. Leave on for a few hours. You can also use a cleaner called CLR (Calcium LIme Rust Remover) the same way. It works great. You will want to wipe the needles with some sort of oil once they are clean to keep them from rusting again. My husband uses WD-40, you would also use mineral oil or vegetable oil. Just wipe a bit on and wipe off so you can knit without oil stains. Good luck!