Crochet Hooks

kiwiknitter's picture

I must confess to being very spastic when I try to use a crochet hook. I can inflict far more damage with the bloody hook than I could ever do with a pointy needle. It's no wonder that I took up knitting instead of crochet.

At the NZ Knitters' Weekend, I met Jenny King who is an Aussie crochet designer. She is a lovely person and a fantastic crocheter. She has commissioned her own line of bamboo crochet hooks which are beautiful, and if you must use one, lovely to hold. I ordered and just received mine and I'm so pleased that I thought I'd alert others here about them. The hooks are bamboo with very nice hooks ends. I only use crochet hooks for repairs and have not, until now, found any that I could use easily. Somehow, the hooks are cut just right for me.

So, I biffed the metal and plastic hooks I had in my knitting tool kit and added these lovely wooden hooks. I think it's a bloke thing but I love quality tools!

Have a look at her site; you won't be disappointed:

She is such a great person and talented fiber artist! If you order from her, tell her "Hi!" from me!


Crafty Andy's picture

My life is a Craft, not a blog. 

Love your work. Quality tools , the tools of the trade. I have never cared for plastic hooks unless there are these huge hooks, the Tunisian Hooks. I like Metal hooks and needles . I enjoy my wooden hooks and Needles, but I am hard on wood, I have broken two or three hooks ha ha ha, I just superglue them and presto. I love those lighted plastic needles, I may buy a set just to have them and see what they are like.

Glad you stopped by my blog.

Andy from San Francisco

Bill's picture

be sure to check Needlelite

he makes crochet hooks and knitting needles of clear plastic...that light up the entire length.

I completely understand about becoming attached to quality tools. I have a little bone crochet hook (about 8 cm long) that belonged to my great grandmother, and it's the only one I ever use. I also have some of her old steel "knitting pins" (dpn's) that I much prefer to modern aluminum ones.