Crochet Hooks

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.

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I keep my various hooks in small bags and a plastic bin.

Basic Hooks

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Retro Crochet Hooks Set Ergonomic Grip Handle

This set was really cheap, only $10 on Amazon and they are super cute.  Unfortunately, I don’t find them comfortable at all.  They don’t fit my hand/grip.  But they came in a cute little bag with some cute stitch markers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Hooks

  1. 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!

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