My collection of steel crochet hooks, only size 4 is missing and I'm sure it's around here somewhere. These belonged to my paternal grandmother and great grandmother. When my grandmother asked me what I wanted when she was divvying up stuff amongst us grandchildren the only thing I wanted was the needlework tools and the patterns.
I have the original pattern my great great grandmother used to crochet up the family christening gown and a photo of my grandmother wearing said gown on the day she was christened. I have no idea where that gown went but I do have the skills, the tools, and the pattern to make another if a need for one should arise. The stories these hooks could tell if only they could talk! I still have some of the doilies that were crocheted by my grandmother that were crochet with these very hooks. They're all treasures to me.