These crochet hooks are metal, available in several brands and sizes, and the handles are made by me from durable polymer clay, in one of my signature millefiori designs.
The color and finish on the handles is inherent in the clay. No paints or sealers are used, so there is no possibility of chipping. Each handle is baked right on to its hook and cannot slip off. After baking, the handles are wet-sanded through several grits of sandpaper, and then buffed to a nice shine. They are exceedingly smooth, and pleasant to hold.
Do you experience pain in your hands when you crochet? I am told that these special handles are quite comfortable to hold, and help to stave off joint pain.
Handles may be made completely round, or with a depressed grip for your thumb. And, so you never have to wonder if you have the right size hook, the letter size is embedded in the end of the handle.
Price: $18 per hook
A note regarding manufactured hook color: I have no control over the colors of the aluminum hooks, or the quality of their factory paint jobs. Sometimes there are spots where the underlying silver shows through. This is especially true of the Susan Bates hooks. It's just the way they came in the package!
These hooks are all made and ready to go. If you're new to crochet and not sure what size hook will be most versatile to start with, try a G. It's a great size to use with worsted weight yarn, and handy for the traditional granny square.
If a hook is marked "vintage" it means that the metal hook was previously used and may have some cosmetic imperfections (scratches, color wearing off, etc.) (While the metal hook part may have been used before, the polymer handle is always brand new.)
Confused about hook sizes? See this chart for more information.
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