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15 of the best crochet hooks and where to buy them

With so many different types available, we take a look at some of the best crochet hooks out there!

best crochet hooks

Where to buy crochet hooks

If you’re just starting your adventure into crochet, then ‘where to buy crochet hooks’ is likely to be something you’ve never even thought about before. Fortunately there’s plenty of options out there! Many people find the weight and feel of a hook to be very important to how comfortable they feel while crocheting, and if this sounds like you then you might struggle to decide on the best crochet hooks for you one online. Most decent local yarn stores will stock a range of crochet hooks – even if you can’t see them on the shelves it’s worth asking, they may be behind the counter! You’ll also find many of the best crochet hooks stocked at some larger department stores such as John Lewis and Hobbycraft (and if you’re in the US you could try Jo-Ann Stores or Michaels)


But there’s even more options available for you if you’re happy to order online. As well as the obvious choices of Amazon and Ebay, there’s plenty of specialist retailers dedicated to yarn crafts – here’s some of our favourites!

15 of the best crochet hooks to buy in 2021

Now that you know where to buy crochet hooks, you also need to know which are the best crochet hooks for you! Below you’ll find our handy list of our favourite crochet hooks, which includes a few different types so that you can find the perfect hook for you!

Pony aluminium crochet hooks are proof that a cheaper product doesn’t mean having to compromise on quality! These hooks have been the starting point for many a crocheter, as they’re ridiculously affordable and readily available! While many people prefer hooks with handles for improved grip, plenty of crocheters actually find that the simple style of these Pony hooks makes them the best crochet hooks for strength and consistency. They feature a nice flattened portion which does allow you to grip the hook better than if it was completely cylindrical, and at such an affordable price it won’t cost you the world to get all the different sizes you need!

These Clover Soft Touch crochet hooks prove particularly popular with the crochet pros! Their flat handles help to give extra precision when it comes to positioning the hook, which is essential if you’re working on some complicated stitches! The hook is lightweight and as well as the smooth plastic handle it also features a nice rubber thump grip. Many crocheters find that these sort of flat hook are the best crochet hooks for amigurumi and intricate crochet projects.

You probably already know that Sirdar make some fabulous yarn, but did you know that they make crochet hooks too? These Sirdar soft grip crochet hooks have a super-comfy soft-grip handle and a strong aluminium hook head.

Susan Bates is a name UK crocheters may not be quite so familiar with, but our experienced crocheters from over the pond in America will almost certainly have come across them before! This Susan Bates crochet hook features a lovely round soft handle, helping you to hook up those stitches in comfort.

Here’s another fabulous and affordable crochet hook from Pony. Their Pony easy-grip crochet hook range features the same sturdiness as their normal aluminium hooks, but with a plastic handle designed to take the strain off your hands and wrists. The handles have a flat thumb rest and grooves to give you extra grip, and each hook is colour coded so you’ll easily be able to find the right hook for your project!

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If comfort is your main concern, then the Prym Ergonomic crochet hooks have you covered! These award-winning hooks are designed specifically to give you the best and comfiest grip possible, and are smooth and warm to the touch! These hooks go down particularly well with those with arthritis or that suffer hand cramps, so if you’re feeling the strain from your crochet then these might be the best crochet hooks for you!

Here’s another hook from the respected clover brand, but unlike their flat handled hooks the clover armour crochet hook comes with a soft-grip round handle with a flattened thumb rest, as well as coming in bright colours – making your hooks easier to find should they fall down the side of the sofa!

The Addi Swing crochet hook is another ergonomic crochet hooks that have been designed to flawlessly fit in your hand! These are the best crochet hooks for if you prefer the strength of metal hooks but find them a bit too fiddly to hold.

As well as being more environmentally friendly, many crocheters prefer the added flexibility that comes from these wooden crochet hooks. Bamboo is a popular choice when it comes to the best crochet hooks made from wood, as they’re particularly lightweight and feel nice to hold, and these Pony Bamboo Crochet hooks are exactly that. However, if you crochet very tightly you may find bamboo hooks don’t quite have the strength you need – remember that every crocheter is different, and it’s important to consider what will really be the best crochet hooks for your crochet style.

If you like the ideas of a lightweight bamboo hook, then the Prym bambo crochet hook is another fine option for you. Bamboo hooks are very light and smooth to work with – perfect if you hate that slight squeaking that you can get from metal hooks!

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If you’re looking for wooden crochet hooks with a bit more strength, then the stylish Furls crochet hooks might be best for you! They come in a choice of different wood varieties, and these smooth handmade hooks have become incredibly popular with all types of crocheters. There are lots of different types of Furls crochet hooks available, some with some quite expensive price tags, but these streamlines hooks come in at an affordable price if you fancy treating yourself.

If you like the look of the gorgeous furls hook but think they’re a bit out of your price range, then these Divit Shilp Streamlined ergonomic crochet hooks might br the best crochet hooks for you! Made from hand polished purple heart wood source from strictly regulated forests, these smooth and lightweight hooks will have you crocheting with ease… and in style!

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KnitPro are known for producing high quality knitting and crochet accessories, and their lovely multicoloured wooden crochet hooks are some of our favourites. As well as a huge range of normal hooks, they also make some fabulous KnitPro Tunisian crochet hooks, an essential for the Tunisian crochet technique that any new crocheter will want to try before long!

If you want to combine a bit of tech with your crochet, then you’ll love these Crochet Lite hooks. The clear plastic tip of the hook lights up, meaning you can keep on crocheting well into the evening. Whether you’re hooking in low light or complete darkness, you’ll still be able to see those stitches with this clever lighted crochet hooks.

Bigger yarn equals faster makes! So if you really want to take your crochet super-size, then you’ll need some super-size hooks! This set of 3 large wood crochet hooks comes with a 15mm, 20mm and 25mm hook (which is realistically the largest you’d ever need). If you’ve never tried super-sized crochet before then definitely give it a go, it’s loads of fun (prepare for a full body workout though)!

Now that you know which are the best crochet hooks, maybe you fancy something a bit more special. Check out our list of the top 10 luxury crochet hooks, or keep reading for our pick of the top 10 crochet hook sets.

Looking for more crochet advice? You can find everything you need to get started in our crochet guide for beginners, and find out all the crochet lingo in our crochet glossary. If you’re launching into your first crochet make, you might find our How to read a crochet pattern useful, as well as our Crochet abbreviations and conversions guide.

Do you struggle to see your stitches? Especially when working with black yarn or in low light? Then this might be the gadget for you! We’re seeing an increasing number of crocheters using these flexible round neck lights to help them see better. They fit snuggly and comfortably around the back of your neck, shining light upon your hands meaning you can crochet late into the night!


10 of the best crochet hooks sets to buy in 2021

Once you’ve got the hang of crochet and start following patterns, you’ll quickly find that you need quite a few different sizes of hook. There are many crochet hook sets available in a wide range of styles and materials, and it’s often cheaper to buy a set than individually buying each different size of hook. To help you find the best set for you, here are some of the best crochet hook sets for beginners.

Luxbon hook set – 14 aluminium hooks, sizes 2mm-10mm

This bargain hook set contains all of the main sizes a beginner will ever need, and come in some funky colours too!

Groves crochet hook set – 24 aluminium & steel hooks, sizes 0.75mm – 6.5mm

If you like the idea of doing some intricate lace crochet, then you’ll need some smaller sized hooks. This fab set from Groves includes a selection of smaller sized hooks, as well as the more standard sizes – plus it comes in a handy carry case too!

Knit Pro Waves Soft Grip hook set – 9 aluminium & plastic hooks, sizes 2mm – 6mm

KnitPro hooks are a favourite among beginners and expert crocheters alike, and the waves hook set features some lovely soft-grip handles and a fab fluorescent pink case!

Bamboo Crochet hook set – 15 hooks, sizes 3mm – 25mm 

If you find working with metal hooks hurts your hands or wrists, then maybe it’s worth trying some bamboo hooks – you get a lot more flexibility out of the hook, and this set even includes a whopping 25mm hook for if you fancy trying some jumbo crochet!

Pony Crochet Hook Set – 6 aluminium hooks, sizes 2mm – 5mm

This handy pack of Pony aluminium hooks contains the most common sizes that are needed in a crochet set for beginners – it’s the perfect set for if you’re just starting out on your crochet journey!

Beginners crochet hook set – 11 soft touch hooks, sizes 2mm – 8mm + scissors, stitch markers and case

If you fancy getting a crochet hook set that contains more than just your hooks, then you might like this fab Luxebell hook set, which as well as a handy carry case also includes a pair of lightweight spring-loaded scissors, stitch markers, tape measure and yarn needles.

beginners crochet hook set

KnitPro Symfonie  single ended crochet hook set, sizes 3.5mm – 8mm

You’ll love crocheting with these KnitPro Symfonie hooks almost as much as you’ll love their appearance! Made from polished wood to give you a smooth crochet glide with handy grooves for added grip, these gorgeous multi-coloured wood hooks are a must-have for any serious crocheter!

KnitPro Symfonie Rose Deluxe crochet hook set, sizes 3.5mm – 8mm

If you liked the look of the KnitPro Symfonie hooks, but want to treat yourself to something extra special, then how about the Symfonie Rose Deluxe crochet hook set! These gorgeous densified and polished wooden hooks come in their own special monogrammed storage box, and as well as the gorgeous marbled wood effect each hook even has it’s own glittering European crystal embedded in it too – oooh fancy!!!

Pony Easy Grip Crochet Hook Set – 9 steel hooks with polymer handles, sizes 2mm – 6mm

Here’s another fab crochet hook set from Pony, The easy grip handles not only feature a flattened portion but also clever grooves to give you the best hold possible on your hook. It also includes all those half size hooks that not all sets include.

KnitPro Zing Crochet Hook set – 9 metal hooks, sizes 2mm – 6mm

The Zing crochet hook set from KnitPro is another lovely aluminium set, but with some clever little details! They’re incredibly lightweight which will help you crochet for longer, and while they come in a lovely range of colours the point is left uncoloured, meaning it’s always easy to see where you’re putting your hook no matter what colour of yarn you’re using!


Now that you know all about the best crochet hooks, why not learn about choosing the best yarn for crochet or check out our crochet kit for beginners guide. Or take your crochet to the next level by learning how to read crochet charts and how to perfect your crochet tension.