Yes You Can Bring Your Crochet Hooks & Scissors on the Plane

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When it comes to flying, there are many rules and regulations that must be followed in order to ensure a safe and secure flight. One of the most important questions travelers have is “Can I bring my crochet hooks on the plane?” The short answer is yes, but there are certain restrictions that must be followed. 

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Crochet hooks are considered sharp objects, they should be placed in checked luggage. While they may be transported in a carry-on bag, they must be placed in a secure, hard-sided container that is secured. Additionally, crochet hooks must be kept in a place that is easily accessible to TSA agents for examination.

As such, travelers must be prepared to show their crochet hooks to agents at the security checkpoint. TSA agents may also ask questions about your crochet hooks and why they are necessary for the flight. 

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Can I bring my Crochet Hook on the plane?

 

Yes, all crochet hooks are allowed on the plane. They are allowed in your carry-on bags as well as your checked bags. However, it would be ideal to place them in a secure case to prevent any injury. 

In addition, the TSA officer has the last say in which items can pass through the checkpoint. Hence to avoid any complications, it would be best to bring (but not limited to) a wooden or resin crochet hook type with you when traveling on a plane.

resin crochet hooks
Resin Crochet Hook
wood crochet hooks
Wooden Hooks

 

Can I bring scissors on the plane?

 

Yes, scissors are allowed on the plane however they should be limited to a length of not more than 4 inches from the pivot point. They are allowed in your carry-on bags as well as your checked bags. However, it would be ideal to place them in a secure case to prevent any injury. 

The TSA officer has the last say in which items can pass through the checkpoint. Therefore, it would be advisable to bring a thread cutter or blunt-tip scissors instead to avoid any issues. 

blunt scissors
 Blunt tip Scissors
clover thread cutter
Thread Cutter

 

Can I bring needles on the plane?

 
 

Yes, any pointy tips such as sewing needles and knitting needles are allowed on the plane. They are allowed in your carry-on bags as well as your checked bags. However, it would be ideal to place them in a secure case to prevent any injury. 

The TSA officer still has the last say in which items can pass through the checkpoint. To avoid any complications, it would be best to bring (but not limited to) a wooden or plastic knitting needle type, and a plastic tapestry needle with you when traveling on a plane.

Wooden knitting needles
Wooden knitting needles
plastic knitting needles
Plastic Knitting Needles
plastic sewing needle
Plastic Sewing Needle

 

Tips to Secure your Crochet Tools:

 

Place all your crochet hooks, needles, and scissors in a secure case that will not give way to any blunt edges when handling. Ideally, they should be lightweight, slim, and closes up securely with a zipper or velcro.  Here are some really great and functional options.

Crochet tools case
Crochet tools case
Crochet tools roll case
Crochet Tools Roll Case
knitting needle case
Knitting Needle Case

  

 *Source gathered from TSA website. Read more about TSA Guidelines here 

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What some Travelers are saying:

 

“ Took mine out and placed them next to my phone and laptop before scanning – had no issues” – B.W

“ I used my kids’ pencil case to hold all my hooks. Perfect size” – G.A

“ I’ve had my nail clippers confiscated!” – S.A

“ They’d give me hard time with my 25mm knitting needles, but my crochet stuff was fine” – N.H

“ Kept my hooks inside my yarn” – T.J

 

Bottom Line:

 
To be absolutely certain a TSA agent will not confiscate your precious tools: 
 
  • Bring non-metal hooks and needles with you
  • Place them securely in a hard-cover case
  • Scissors should be blunt and less than 4 inches / 10cm in length
  • Print out a copy of the approved items from the respective airline /airport to present to the TSA agent should you ever run into any problems.
  • Smile at the TSA agent .  He/She might be having a bad day! 😊
 
 
So remember, always check your traveling country’s airport laws and regulations and the airline’s website prior to traveling. Some countries may have restrictions on the type of crochet hooks allowed, or even have a ban on them altogether.
 
 
Whether flying domestically or internationally, it does have its own set of rules that can change over time and you don’t want to be caught off-guard upon arrival.
 

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