One of the ways that I satisfy my love of all things crochet is to scour Amazon to see what types of crochet things I might want to own at some point. Lately I’ve been looking at crochet hooks. I mostly use the Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set. I’ve tried a couple of plastic hooks in larger sizes and don’t love them but haven’t really shopped around. I know that people have different opinions about different hooks and I’m curious about trying out some different types in the future.

Some of the hot crochet hooks that I’ve been eyeing on Amazon include:

Clover Takumi Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hooks Gift Set

I don’t actually need the hooks holder that it comes with although I do think it’s cute. What appeals to me is the thick, soft ergonomic handles on these hooks. If I’m going to keep crocheting at the pace that I have been lately I’m going to have to think about getting ergonomic crochet hooks sooner or later!

 

Boye Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set

This might be another ergonomic option – a set of Boye hooks that have an interchangeable G-size ergonomic handle and then you change out the hook top. It’s a full set of fourteen hook sizes, which is appealing. My only concern would be “how do the hook tops stay in the handle” and all reviews indicate that you use a screw cover to hold them in place and that there aren’t any problems with them coming off or anything like that. Sounds good to me.

 

U-nitt Bamboo Crochet Hooks 12-hook pack

I eventually want to try out some bamboo crochet hooks. This is a full set at an affordable price and reviews indicate that they’re comfy to work with.

 

Clover Reflections Crochet Hook Set

What can I say? I just adore the fun color of these crochet hooks and that makes me want to try them!

 

 

Light-Up Crochet Hooks

What a genius idea for crocheting in the dark!

 

Which crochet hooks do you use? Which ones would you buy if you were going to get a set of new-to-try or just-for-fun crochet hooks?

 

Note: The links in this post are Amazon associate links.

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9 Comments

  1. I pretty much use the metal hooks too. I would love to try the Clover hooks, they look comfortable. The bamboo hooks I definitely want to try. I have one of the lighted crochet hooks and those are awesome!

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Aprile – Good to know that the lit-up hooks work well. I’ll have to get one for sure.

  2. I’m a devoted Boye fan! I love metal hooks and their shape is my favorite, all round so there are no pointy tips to split the yarn. :)

    And I think they’re the cheapest too!

  3. I favor Bates hook styles (love the bamboo handles!), and I like Clover’s simple bamboo hooks. I like bamboo hooks in general, especially for wool. I have a set of the U-nitt bamboo afghan/tunisian hooks and I like them a lot. They were the easiest way to get the larger hook sizes. :)

    One fun hook that I haven’t tried because it was more of a Boye head was the square handled hooks by Kollage. They are supposed to be easier on the hands.

    I have a couple of the Clover Soft Touch hooks, and they were not as soft as I’d hoped. The bigger handle is nice though- it still saves the hand with thinner hooks. If you don’t have a small hand, the Swing hook by Addi is veeerrry nice. Alas, my hand is rather small and it doesn’t really fit in the ergonomic shape. It’s a bit more Boye shaped in the hook, too.

    I really want to try one of the Etimo hooks by Tulip. I have one hook made out of bone and I’d to find more.

  4. I absolutely love the Etimo hooks and in my opinion they are the Rolls Royce of crochet hooks. Although expensive, they are well worth the investment. I use mine all the time.

  5. I can give you some feedback… I MEANT to order the top set but instead accidentally ordered the clover bamboo set which came in the same case. LOL oops! I really liked the hooks because when I need to use something with a pointier tip, these are my go-to and they are very smooth. LOVE. But when doing a lot of crochet, I found myself longing (heh) for something more ergonomic and ended up slowly (one at a time) building up a set of the top group (without a case – going to have to make myself one). And I really do love working with them. But after working with the wonderful points and NO bulbous top of their bamboo, there was a bit of getting-used-to-ness with them. But still – LOVE.

    As for the boye interchangeable? I really love the idea of these. Not so much the execution. I have had them loosen too many times to find them enjoyable, and for the way I crochet, I find the connector a little too close to the shaft (aren’t crochet hook terms FUN?) for comfort many times. But they are the only steel hooks I have right now aside from one of the clover comfort grips in a size 1.00 mm.

    I could go on and on – Want to talk about Tunisian next? LOL

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Keri – Thanks so much for the great feedback about the crochet hooks. As I begin to build up my own set this is definitely information I’ll be taking into consideration! And when I move on to Tunisian you’ll be the first person I turn to!

  6. @Keri – Yeah! Tunisian!! :) I actually love some plastic ones I got from an Annie’s Attick Tunisian book. It came with 5 14″ hooks from J to N if I’m not mistaken, and they are very nice. I have some Bates metal ones, double-ended and “circular” ones that I also like a lot, and I have a Boye I got a while back, which I love but it’s not the size I like, not long enough and a size J or so.

    I also have a double-ended Clover wooden one, which is ok, but I don’t really care for the wooden hooks. I think they’re good for beginners and recommend them to students who either let the loop slip all the time or who are so terrified the loops may slip that they can’t concentrate on the work. But I personally could never get into them, they stick too much for my taste. My hands-down favorite hooks, as well as knitting needles, are metal.

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