LIHAO Aluminum Crochet Hooks, 22-Count
Last updated date: January 25, 2020
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In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the LIHAO LIHAO Aluminum Crochet Hooks, 22-Count placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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If knitting is the new sexy, then crocheting is the hottest thing ever. These crochet hooks set makes an ideal gift for crochet enthusiasts.
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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.
DWYM 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.