1. Holding the hook as if it was a pen is the most widely used method. Center the tips of your right thumb and forefinger over the flat section of the hook.
2. An alternative way to hold the hook is to grasp the flat section of the hook between your right thumb and forefinger as if your were holding a knife.
3. To control the supply and keep an even tension on the yarn, loop the short end of the yarn over your left forefinger and take the yarn coming from the ball loosely around the little finger on the same hand. Use the middle finger on the same hand to help hold the work. If left handed, hold the hook in the left hand and the yarn in the right.