Crochet Hook Resources and Information

Learn all about crochet hooks and find out where to buy the crochet hooks you're interested in owning.

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    Afghan Crochet Hook AKA Tunisian Crochet Hook
    An Afghan Crochet Hook AKA Tunisian Crochet Hook. An Afghan Crochet Hook AKA Tunisian Crochet Hook -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    An afghan crochet hook  is longer than a traditional crochet hook, typically measuring at least 10 inches long or longer. Afghan crochet hooks are intended to accommodate large numbers of active loops, in contrast to the typical traditional hook which is only intended to accommodate one, or several, active loops at a time. This type of crochet hook is also sometimes called a "Tunisian crochet hook."

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    Bamboo Crochet Hooks

    Selection of bamboo crochet hooks
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    Want to know what distinguishes a bamboo crochet hook from other types of crochet hooks? If so, Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten's article about bamboo crochet hooks will satisfy your curiosity. Andrea introduces you to some popular manufacturers of bamboo crochet hooks; she also discusses the elements that make this material unique and special.

    Andrea has also written some product reviews of individual bamboo crochet hooks:

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    Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set
    Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set. Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set - Photo © Amy Solovay

    I recommend owning a wide variety of crochet hook sizes; crochet hook sets are an easy way to accomplish this. There are many different crochet hook sets available; they come in a wide range of materials, including bamboo, aluminum, steel, acrylic and others.

    Some crochet hook sets come with organizers to hold all your hooks, and some do not; the Clover Soft Touch Getaway gift set, (pictured at left) came with the striped pink organizer you see in the photo.

    Click the button below to see many...MORE different crochet hook sets which are currently available for sale.

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    ergonomic crochet hooks with multi-colored handles
    Photo from Amazon

    If you are looking for a crochet hook that is comfortable to use, try an ergonomic crochet hook.

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    Handcrafted Crochet Hooks

    Wondering where to buy handcrafted crochet hooks? Check out the hooks offered for sale by these talented artisans:

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    Crochet Lite Crochet Hook -- If You Turn it on, This Crochet Hook Lights up in the Dark.
    Crochet Lite Crochet Hook -- If You Turn it on, This Crochet Hook Lights up in the Dark. Crochet Lite Crochet Hook -- This Crochet Hook Lights up in the Dark. Photo © Amy Solovay.

    These hooks are useful for times when you want to crochet with black yarn or other dark colors; ordinarily, it can be difficult to see your stitches made with dark yarns, even in a well-lit environment.