April 4, 2011

C is for Crochet Hooks

If you crochet, what type of hook do you prefer? Even if you’re clueless with a hook in hand, you’ve probably watched Mom, Grandma or Aunt Clara practicing their craft, probably with a steel hook. For years the steel hook was most popular, but there are several other options to choose from today.

 While I’ve used metal hooks in the past, I haven’t in quite some time and will only pick up one as a last resort.  I’ve outlined advantages and disadvantages to using crochet hooks made of various materials in this article. I hope you find it useful.

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Hart Johnson said...

There are types? teehee--guess that should give you an idea of my crochet skill... I am gla there are people who do it though--I love the nifty things you can make!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can't say I have a favorite. But that would be odd if I did, wouldn't it?

Theresa Leschmann said...

I used to love to crochet (and knit). My arthritis limits that now, especially after long days of typing at the computer.
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Theresa Wiza said...

I love all types of crochet hooks. The really large ones can make even the toughest yarn feel soft. And I use the smaller hooks for more intricately detailed pieces. I'll probably have some time to crochet when April is over ;)

Peggie said...

I'm still with the metal hooks (they are the cheapest), but when I am in a store, I am so tempted to try those wooden ones, but I think, "no, I'll stick with what I have and use that money to buy thread." One day, maybe.........

Susan Rudinsky said...

In my 30+ years of crocheting, I've always used a metal hook. I did try plastic but didn't like the "feel". I actually just bought a bamboo hook over the weekend but have not used it yet. I would love to try the Brittany birch!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Of COURSE C is for CROCHET. ;-)

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ladydragonfly said...

I use metal all the time. I'm not familiar with the bamboo. I should try one. I don't like the plastic at all though.

CrochetBlogger said...

I just use the aluminum and am happy with that although I'd like to try bamboo at some point. I've tried plastic and didn't like it at all.

Mindy said...

I like the Susan Bates hooks best. But for my larger hooks, I go acrylic. =)