Updated November 27, 2020 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Crochet Hooks

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you're looking to upgrade your crochet hooks or are just thinking about starting on a new crafting venture, check out our selection of the best sets. We've included some entry-level, but highly recommended, options to help beginners with the learning curve, and for those already hooked (sorry) on the hobby, some top quality kits that will allow you to work faster and for longer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Boye Ergonomic

2. Tulip Etimo

3. Clover Amour

Editor's Notes

November 23, 2020:

While we have considered ergonomics, materials, and price, we feel it's important to note that the best crochet hook, or even the best way to crochet, is the one that feels comfortable and produces the results you want. This often means a lot of experimentation; in fact, you shouldn't be surprised to find that the best hooks and methods vary from project to project.

For those who prefer a tapered hook, we have kept the Tulip Etimo and the Clover Amour, and added the Boye Ergonomic. The hooks in these sets are made to high quality standards with smooth aluminum that won't snag your yarn. As indicated, these hooks have a tapered throat, a construction that allows many crocheters to work faster.

If you'd rather an inline hook, there's the Susan Bates Silvalume or the Knit Picks Radiant. Many users would agree that these aren't as smooth as the aforementioned, which can be frustrating, unless you happen to be working with extremely slippery yarn. But we especially like the look of the Radiant set, which matches knitting needle sets from Knit Picks, in case you like to coordinate all of your crafting supplies. Plus, some beginners struggle less when using a "stickier" hook with an inline construction.

Finally, we haven't forgotten those crocheters who prefer to work with thread, perhaps for making doilies or jewelry. For such projects, the Addi Swing Minis are just the ticket. The set includes seven hooks in total, starting with a tiny 0.5mm that is sure to have you reaching for your reading glasses.

September 06, 2019:

When evaluating the best crochet hooks, we looked a lot at ergonomics because most projects require hours of work to finish.

The Clover Amour take the top spot because they're shaped to promote a proper grip and they are reliably smooth for experienced crafters who like to work quickly and don't want to stop for snags.

While ergonomics are important, we chose to include the Susan Bates Silvalume. They have a thumb rest, but the rest is plain ultra-lightweight aluminum. Not only are these a great introductory set, but for some the lightest crochet hook is the best one, and the Susan Bates brand is a trusted maker of aluminum hooks.

Special Honors

Furls Handmade Wooden Alpha Series You probably couldn't call most crochet hooks luxurious, but when applied to the Furls Handmade Wooden Alpha Series, the description seems apt. Offered in a range of handsome woods, including bloodwood and cocobolo, these hooks are created to be both beautiful and ergonomic, making it possible for most users to work comfortably for hours at a time. furlscrochet.com

Engraving For You Custom If you seem to have trouble with your crochet hooks becoming "lost" after your crafting night get-togethers, you may want to check out the Engraving For You Custom. Each in this set of four can be personalized with your name, so there should be no more arguments about which craft supplies belong to whom. etsy.com

4. Lion Brand Set of 6

5. Knit Picks Radiant

6. Yarn Story Lighted

7. Athena's Elements XL

8. Teamoy Ergonomic

9. Addi Swing Minis

10. Susan Bates Silvalume


Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 27, 2020 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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