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Having the right crochet hook is important to having a good experience when it comes to crocheting, especially when crocheting leads to pain. Let’s face it, pain takes the fun out of everything, not just crocheting. There are different types of ailments, such as Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis, that can be either caused or aggravated by crocheting.
I’ve had multiple issues with stiffness and pain in my joints ever since I started crocheting; I’ve linked this to too much crocheting in short periods of time. But one of my biggest fears is that I will end up developing an illness where I’ll have to stop crocheting. Crocheting has become part of who I am, it’s my creative outlet, my stress reliever, and my joy. Not being able to crochet would feel like part of me was stolen away.
So, I did some research and came across what’s called an ergonomic crochet hook. An ergonomic crochet hook is a specially made hook to help with the ease and flow of crocheting. It is designed to help alleviate the pain that can be caused by crocheting. Most of them have an enlarged and softened handle so you don’t have to grip something small and metal. The handles are typically formed of rubber but can be made from other materials as well.
This set of Athena’s Elements Crochet Hooks come in 12 US sizes: B1 – 2.0mm, C2 – 2.5mm, D3 – 3.0mm, E4 – 3.5mm, F5 – 3.75mm, G6 – 4.0mm, 7 – 4.5mm, H8 – 5.0mm, I9 – 5.5mm, J10 – 6.0mm, K10 – 6.5mm, L11 – 8.0mm.
These hooks come with 4.5 stars and glowing reviews on Amazon.com. They’re sturdy, reliable hooks that have comfortable grips that don’t slide. The grips are wonderful for hours of crocheting without any pain or cramping in your hands. They’re perfect for arthritic hands or carpal tunnel. They are lightweight, soft, and non-slip as well.
For us ladies and gents that crochet amigurumi, we all know how painful it can be to hold a small hook while trying to keep our stitches tight and even. I have these hooks myself, and before I had them I had to stop crocheting for hours at times because my hands would cramp up. These hooks are perfect to help with that. They have grips, that no matter how tight your stitches are or how long you are crocheting, they don’t slide or slip. I highly recommend these hooks!
I’m sure we’ve all bought a hook (or hooks) before and they’ve been so rough after a couple of uses that the yarn catches and snags, making it impossible to crochet with. I know I have. It’s one of the most frustrating things to have a brand new hook that is ruining your work. Well, before you go out and buy another hook, let me tell you that these hooks have long, smooth shafts that don’t catch or snag. The larger sized hooks have 2-inch shafts and the smaller sized hooks have 1.75-inch shafts. They’re long enough that they can hold multiple stitches at a time but not too long that it makes them awkward to use.
Yarn Mania Aiyana Crochet Hooks
Do you live in a dimly lit house or like to crochet at night? Well, these hooks are right for you because they light up! These Yarn Mania Aiyana Crochet Hooks come with a light-up hand and interchangeable hooks.
We’ve all crocheted with dark-colored yarn before and know just how difficult it can be to see the stitches. I recently did a scarf that was in a dark green color and holy cow, once the sun went down it was difficult. I had to have the curtains open with the main light on and even resorted to using the light on my phone once because seeing those stitches was so difficult.
The best part? It’s rechargeable. It takes about 30 minutes to charge and lasts anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. That’s a lot of crochet time with little recharge time, don’t you think? And before you worry, the light is strong and focused but it doesn’t cause any type of glazing or blinding effect. So, fellow headache sufferers, this is perfect for you if light triggers your headaches.
This set comes with 12 sizes. Yes, 12 interchangeable crochet hook sizes ranging from 2.0mm to 8.0mm. The sizes are 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 6.5mm, 7.0mm, 7.5mm, and 8.0mm. You can do amigurumi projects and bulky blankets with the same ergonomic handle, all you have to do is switch out the hooks that tighten with the tool that comes with it.
There’s their patent-pending crochet hook handle, the set of 12 interchangeable hooks, a pair of scissors, 9 yarn needles, 9 crochet stitch markers, a measuring tape, an organization pouch, and a leather case. They also offer 3 colorful sleeves if you like or follow their Facebook page!
Addi Swing Hooks
These Addi Swing Hooks are very well balanced. They’re made of two types of plastic, one colorful and soft and the other white and firm. They have just the right amount of flexibility. They’re approximately 6 inches long, which is the perfect length, and it’s about 1 inch from hook to the top of the handle.
Addi Swing Hooks have glowing reviews on Amazon and come in 13 sizes: 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 6.5mm, 7.0mm, 8.0mm.
They’re finishing on the stainless steel hooks makes yarn glide on and off the hook. Something I’ve come to realize in the short few months that I’ve been crocheting is that the right hooks make all the difference. And these hooks definitely fit the bill.
Now, these hooks also come in a Mega Set with original Addi Leather Cases. The Mega Set includes sizes 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.75mm, 1.0mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, and 1.75mm in addition to the sizes listed above.