I thought I’d write a little about all the various crochet hooks that are available out there. I’m always seeing people ask, what are the best crochet hooks? I think it’s a matter of what your grip is and what your preference is. But I’m still going to review some of the available sets and styles that are out there. NOTE: I paid for all of these hooks and these are my opinions only.
The basic hooks out there are the Susan Bates or the Boyle Hooks. What’s the difference? Well, plenty has been written on that. I don’t really have many of these, honestly, and I don’t have a preference between the two. I have some basic hooks at home, some freebie bamboo hooks, an aluminum hook, and a plastic hook that I loathe. I bought this plastic hook to make a quick and easy sweater. It’s a Q and it’s hard to find a Q that isn’t plastic. I don’t like the friction on plastic hooks. I haven’t tried the bamboo hooks, they’re small and I fear that they’ll splinter.
Clover Soft Touch Ergonomic Crochet Hook
These are still some of my Go-To hooks. These were my first introduction into ergonomic hooks and I’ve picked some up over the years. I wish they would sell them in a large set, but these hooks are about $5 – $7 each, so that would be an expensive set. Amazon sells a set of 8 for $60. I’d recommend these hooks to anyone, if you are just looking for a good hook in a standard size.
Teamoy Ergonomic Crochet Hooks Set
I bought this set for cheap on Amazon, it’s about $13 for 12 hooks. You’d think such a cheap set would be, well cheap. But they are not cheap, they are comfortable and a really decent set of hooks, especially considering the price. If you are low on cash and want a decent full set of hooks, pick these up.
Light Up Crochet Hooks
My husband likes tto sit in our basement and watch TV in the dark. And that usually means that I can’t crochet, so I bought some light up hooks. They usually cost about $20 for a set. They’re good for working in the dark, or for working with dark yarns. They’re comfortable enough, but I wouldn’t use them for any other purpose. Again, I’m not a fan of plastic hooks, too much friction.
Retro Crochet Hooks Set Ergonomic Grip Handle
Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook
For my birthday I used some gift card money to by a Furls. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. For a $30 crochet hook, I have to say I’m underwhelmed. I still don’t see what all the fuss is about. I didn’t find the grip any more comfortable. Actually, if the shaft was a little shorter it would fit my hand better, perhaps it just doesn’t fit my grip well. But I still don’t think it is worth $30 for one hook.
Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook Set
I also bought this set with some birthday money. This is now my favorite crochet hook set. I find the handle and grip on the hook is comfortable. More than anything, the yarn glides on this hook like butter! So little friction. I didn’t realize there was such a thing. The set is a bit more money than the other sets, $40, but I think it is completely worth it in this case. These are my Go To hooks. These and the Teamoy are my favorites and I hardly use any of the others anymore.
Tunisian Crochet Hooks
I bought this set of Tunisian hooks because I want to learn how to do Tunisian crochet. But I haven’t yet. But when I’m ready to try, at least I have a set to start with.
Thread Crochet Hooks
I picked up some thread crochet hooks. Again, with the intent of some day trying to learn to crochet thread. And I also have a few more small hooks as well.
Well, that pretty much exhausts my hook collection. I know there are plenty more brands and sets out there. I’m pretty happy with the ones I have for now. I think it all really comes down to personal preference. We all have different grips and different hand sizes . And apparently you don’t even need to spend a lot of money to find really great sets.
3 thoughts on “Crochet Hooks”
I wondered about those furl hooks! They are all over Instagram. I like my aluminum boye hooks, but I’ve really been wanting to try some of the pretty wooden hooks I’ve seen out there. @miramarwoods has such pretty ones!
Have you tried polymer clay hooks? I love them because you don’t have to grip so tight so your hands don’t ache. You can amazing designs too on Etsy 😁.
I haven’t yet. I was at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and I picked up a hand carved hook though. We’ll see how that goes.
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