Athena’s Elements Crochet Hooks, 12-Count

Last updated date: January 25, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Athena's Elements Athena's Elements Crochet Hooks, 12-Count placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 12, 2020:
Checkout The Best Crochet Hook for a detailed review of all the top crochet hooks.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
755 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The hooks all have different colored handles, so that makes it easy to find the hook you need if you’re working with the same few sizes routinely.
- Judi Klee
The handles on the hooks are vibrant and soft. The ergonomic design definitely eases the ache in my joints from crocheting
- Sugarplum Yarn Crafts
The handle length and cushioned grip is extremely comfortable.
- Cranberry Crochet
What experts didn't like
It took me several days of using these hooks to actually adjust to working with them comfortably
- Judi Klee
Now, the hook itself it a little longer than usual and it is tapered.
- Sugarplum Yarn Crafts
The aluminum heads are sturdy but NOT as well polished as the other hooks on the list.
- Cranberry Crochet

From The Manufacturer

ERGONOMIC HANDLES: It makes crocheting effortless and pain-free. Crochet All Day with these hooks without pain and you won't want to stop! SMOOTH HOOKS: Produces clean finished projects and avoid snagging of yarns. Thus avoiding frustrations and stress when crocheting. Works with ANY types of yarn. LONGER SHAFT: Allows you to easily crochet patterns that requires more loops like puff stitch, cable stitch, etc. Makes crocheting fun for all types of patterns. STURDY & NON-SLIP HANDLE: Needle is FULL LENGTH which means, it goes all the way to the bottom of the handle, making it a lot sturdy and doesn't slip off the ergonomic handle. PERFECT FOR AMIGURUMI PROJECTS: Because of it's sturdiness and non-slip, it makes crocheting Amigurumi projects easy peasy. Amigurumi needs tight stitches, so crocheting with these hooks are easier than ever. NEVER EXPERIENCE HAND PAIN OR FATIGUE DUE TO CROCHETING EVER AGAIN.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Clover Crochet Hook Set, 10-Count
Overall Score: 9.9
Expert Reviews: 2
2. Susan Bates Crochet Hook Set, 6-Count
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
3. BeCraftee Crochet Hook Set, 12-Count
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
4. BeCraftee Crochet Hook Set, 22-Count
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. LIHAO Aluminum Crochet Hooks, 22-Count
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Athena’s Elements Crochet Hooks, 12-Count
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
7. BCMRUN Aluminum Crochet Hooks, 14-Count
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
8. CLOVER Crochet Hook
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
9. WooCrafts Crochet Hooks Set, 9-Count
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Teamoy Crochet Hooks Set, 9-Count
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Crochet Hooks

Crocheting is a talent that takes so much concentration, but only one tool, a crochet hook. A crochet hook is a cylindrical stick with a hook on one end. The hook is used to pull the thread through a loop and create different patterns for different items. You want that crochet hook to be the best, so you don’t have to stop and start unexpectedly. Since no two hands are the same, there are several styles of crochet hooks to choose from. Let’s see what we need to know before buying the top crochet hook for a project.

Depending on your project, you will want a crochet hook that is made from a specific material. The tiniest hooks are made from steel and used for projects that require thin threads. Aluminum hooks are bigger in size for thicker threads and smooth, fast crocheting. Then you will find plastic hooks that come in jumbo sizes for the largest threads. For a lightweight crocheting experience, you will want a bamboo crochet hook. You can find them in the middle range sizes but not jumbo or small. Ergonomic crochet hooks like the Clover Crochet Hook Set of 10 and the BeCraftee Crochet Hook Set of 12, create a comfortable user experience with a soft grip handle that can alleviate stressed hands.

Next, you should consider sizes. The measurement you see on the hook is the diameter of the cylinder (handle) and ultimately the hook.  Basically, the smaller the thread you are using for your projects, the smaller the hook. If you have a thick thread and a small crochet hook, the hook won’t grasp the thread well enough to pull it through the loop. The same goes for a large hook and thin thread. However, whatever thread you choose, the packaging will specify the size hook you’ll need. This will take the guesswork out of the sizing. In addition, most packages of crochet hooks feature more than one size hook so you can always have the size you need handy. This pack of Crochet Hooks by BeCraftee has 22 hooks in different sizes. If you’re just starting out, perhaps the Susan Bates Crochet Hook Set of 6 is the way to go.

There are numerous ways to go about buying the top crochet hook. Doing your research first on the project you want to create is the best place to start. Find the thread, the stitch counts and from there, you’ll find the best crochet hook for you.

DYWM Fun Fact

Crochet dates back to the 16th century when it was referenced as “crochet lace” in France and “chain lace” in England. Crochet is also similar to Chinese needlework.

In the early 1800s, Riego de la Branchardiere created numerous patterns for crocheting, at which point, the technique took off in popularity.

Early purposes of crocheting included nettings. Men were the first to implement the crocheted objects in attempts to trap animals such as fish or birds.

The Crochet Hook Buying Guide

  • Projects are usually found in a book full of patterns. In that book, each pattern will notate the weight of the thread and the size of the crochet hook you will need to complete the pattern. Use the pattern as your reference when buying a hook.
  • Find a material you’re comfortable using so you don’t get hand cramps.
  • It’s more cost effective to buy a package of different sizes than to buy an individual hook per project.