Over the past oh, three or four years – I’ve tried learning to crochet at least a handful of times. During these past (and failed) attempts, I think I let my familiarity with knitting get the best of me. I can knit with lots of distractions, I can usually fix mistakes I make, I can fairly easily read my stitches – yet ultimately, I now realize these small things were holding me back. Instead of seeing crochet as a new learning adventure, I often became frustrated that I felt as if I was just stitching away without knowing what I was doing.
Then on my last attempt something clicked – vague memories of my initial knitting attempts came into view: projects gone awry, struggles with gauge, dropped stitches, the list goes on. And so now after having readjusted my learning process (and having reasonable expectations), I can (very!) happily report back that I am officially hooked on crochet. Pun intended.
Which is why I now deserve to get myself a rainbow fiesta of crochet hooks, plus 40% off isn’t too bad either!
When I started to crochet again, I had to acknowledge that there were lots of options for crochet hooks; and having close to zero experience meant I didn’t yet have preferences. After learning to knit and working through many projects, I slowly learned that I like Nickel Plated Needles, working on circular needles and using magic loop.
And the exciting thing is that I sense the same thing now happening with crochet! I’m slowly learning about what works for my crocheting style and what works for me. After testing many different styles, I have to admit that I think the Amour hooks are quite the fit for me.
What I really like about the Amour hooks is that they feature a metal hook, yet the handle has a soft and comfortable grip. For me, this is important especially on the smaller sized hooks which tend to dig into my fingers a bit. Another plus for this ergonomic handle was apparent for me while stitching up toys and amigurumi – I tend to work these up at a tighter gauge and the wide, grippy handle let me do so comfortable.
Secondly, I really like the slightly tapered throat of the Amour hooks and the it also had just the right amount of pointiness – enough to easily get through the stitches but without constantly worrying that I would split my yarn. And I felt the same about the groove, which was deep enough to easily hook the yarn.
Could the Amour hooks be my personal Goldilocks Principle of the crochet world? I like to think so!
And don’t forget: Our Tool Sale is currently going on which means up to 40% off on select notions, tools, and accessories; so peruse to your heart’s content.
What do you look for in the quest for the perfect crochet hook?