wor·sted[woos-tid, wur-stid] noun 1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen. 2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Not All Crochet Hooks are Created Equal

Like anything, there are brands of crochet hooks that are better than others.  Then again, we all have our personal preferences.  The most popular brand I see around, and the most affordable are the Boye Crochet Hooks:
The person who posted this on their blog (click picture to read article), LOVES these, and swears by them.  They are made of aluminum and pretty durable.  I on the other hand, do not like these.  The ends are too fat and it's hard for me to shove them in small spaces.  Also, the hook catches on yarn threads that I don't want to catch.

My all time FAVORITES are Susan Bates Silvalume Hooks:
I LOVE these!  Not only do they slip in and out of stitches SO much easier, they also don't catch near as much!  The only problem is that they are a little hard to find if you don't know where to look.  I bought mine at Michael's Crafts -- but they don't have them online.  If you want to order them online, you can buy them at Walmart.com or Joann.com.  Each set is around $10.

Here is the difference:
Boye vs. Susan Bates:  The site that posted this picture (click here to read article) favors the Boye ones.  I think it all really depends on the person.  We all move our hands different. No one's fingers are shaped the same!  And some people are left handed.  It's just important to find what works best for your hands.

-Cat Pin It

1 comment:

  1. I'm left handed, and I don't know if it matters, but I'm totally with you on the Susan Bates hooks. Love them!


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