February 9, 2018 by Robin, Avon Rep and Owner at Imperial Crochet
The more I crochet different types of items, the more I learn about crochet hook styles and different yarn brands. I suppose this is an ever-growing learning situation but that’s okay because it’s a labor of love.
My Quick Clover Crochet Hook Review
The story begins with my needing a size hook that I didn’t already own for that combat bootie pattern I told you about the other day. The only one I found at Michael’s, that day, with an ergonomic handle (because I’ve become a bit of a crochet hook snob and now demand the comfort of an ergonomic handle) was a Clover. So, I bought it and started my booty. The hook was really nice to work with and comfortable in my hand.
The pattern calls for a hook size change and when I did the change up, I grabbed one of my Furls Streamline hooks, which I also love, or thought I did. I found the Streamline hook end a bit too sharp and too long when using it for such tedious work. It kept separating my yarn and I found that I wanted my hand closer to the hook than was comfortable. Now… I realize this could be because of the type of yarn I was using, my tension, or even just the way I was holding the hook while crocheting but it was annoying.
So annoying in fact, that I went to Amazon to see what I could find. Low and behold, they had a beautiful set of 10 Clover Amour hooks for a very reasonable, I think, amount of cash. I ordered them and I have to say that I’m thrilled with the purchase.
If you make a purchase I will earn a small royalty but, rest assured, it won’t cost you a dime extra and I’m not just saying that I like the hooks to make you buy them, I’m totally loving mine. Read my full disclosure here.
They’re extremely comfortable in my hand and work well with the acrylic yarn I’ve chosen to make my boots with.
I’ve got my eye on another set. They have smaller hook sizes with the same ergonomic style rubber handles but since that’s a want, and not a need right now, I’ll wait.
You can see that set HERE. This is another Clover brandAmour set and the handles are super cute pastel colors.
And yes, that is another affiliate link. You can’t really blame a girl for trying, now can you?
Live and learn, right? I still love my Streamlines for making my baby blankets and shawls so there’s no loss, or hard feelings about buying those. I’ve just found that I can love more than one type of crochet hook at the same time.
How about you? Do you have a favorite brand of crochet hook? Do you prefer to use different brands or styles of hooks for different projects? Talk to me in the comments. I love hearing from my readers!