My current favourite crochet hooks are made by Pony (above left). They are smooth, light and the handle is comfortable to hold. I got my set on ebay for £20 for 8 sizes. Second favourite are the plain metal ones that are all over ebay, a set is something silly like £1.99, including free shipping. I have at least 3 incomplete sets, as I keep losing them! They are perfectly lovely and it won’t break your heart if one or two go missing.
However for me, these all metal hooks get very uncomfortable to work with if they are smaller than 2.5mm, so I got this lovely bamboo handle set, super cheap, again on ebay 🙂 These start at 0.75mm, great for beading or small doilies, a.k.a. crochet stones. The last set has a rubber handle and they looked nice, but I find the hook-part is bit too short and the metal is a bit ‘sticky’. I’m not too fond of those.
I haven’t tried any of the fancy sets – the Tulip hooks look tempting also Knitpro is a favourite for my needles, I wonder how their hooks compare. Are they worth the price tag? Or are you just paying for the brand and packaging?
This is my current WIP, a solid granny square blanket. The squares will be arranged into these ‘plus’ shapes and I have to make 256 squares, eek! Current number is 77, so there’s a looong way to go. I’m really not looking forward to joining the squares, but if it works out the way I imagined, it’ll be totally awesome. Do you have a nice invisible joining method?