New hooks

For years I’ve used the Susan Bates crochet hooks but I decided to give the Clover hooks a try. They have a wider handle which seems to make it easier to hold for longer periods of time.

My set came with 10 hooks ….

And since I want to try crocheting some scarves with fingering weight yarn, I like that there are several smaller hooks included.

I don’t hold my hook like a pencil so I wasn’t sure at first these would be comfortable for my grip but they are and I’m pleased with them! The grip I use is called the “knife” grip

I just have a couple rows on this afghan before I start the border. I’m ready to finish it up and move on to the next one AND I need to get back in the sewing room tomorrow! There’s a top I want to quilt, a quilt to trim and get the binding sewn on, and I’d like to start getting those hourglass blocks assembled all before I head out of town again on Sunday!


  1. Those hooks look really functional for people like me with arthritis in my hands. I have some moldable grips that I can add to hooks, but these look more helpful. Do you mind telling me where you got them?

  2. Mary, I purchased just one to try them out, but I still like my all metal crochet hook. The yarn can slide further up the hook for me. But, I don’t hold my hook like a knife. So, I put the one I bought in my “extra” stash just in case I need another for some reason. But, it’s nice to know you like them.

  3. Love the afghan,but can’t look at crochet without thinking of my mom with Tony books and threads making almost lace like blocks. I think your way is better.

  4. I bought that exact set a couple of years ago and really like them. However, my favorite hooks are by Knitters Pride. They are wood and the yarn just glides over them. I also have the knitting needle set. I hold my crochet hook like a pencil and that might be why I like these better. I love the Chatbooks and have one in progress. A lot of my pictures are on a different computer then the one I use daily so I just need to sit my rear down at that one and get it done. I made my first flannel baby receiving blanket yesterday. So fun and a fast project to complete…once you figure out how the corners work. Enjoy your day!

  5. I use the knife hold. I have two brands of hooks, Susan Bates and Boyle. I know the difference in the two, but right now I couldn’t say which is which. The next time I have a discount coupon and can’t find anything to use it on, I’m going to get those Clover hooks or at least one to try. I have never noticed them before.
    xx, Carol

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