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Getting “Hooked” on Crochet

Now that you’ve chosen your yarn, it’s time to get a crochet hook. This can be a big deal. This hook is going to stay with you for a while. You’ll need to stick with the same hook throughout your whole project, so depending on the size of your project, it could be with you for days, weeks, or months!

Choosing the Right Crochet Hook

Each crochet hook is assigned a letter depending on it’s size in millimeters. When beginning, I suggest picking a hook with letter H or I, they are a good size to start with for most basic projects. It’s large enough to get your hook through each chain, yet not too bulky to handle.

Crochet Hook Sizes

Boye is a great brand. I’ve picked up this 8 pack above with most main sizes, just in case I need something different for a project. I’ve also purchased a letter N for really chunky yarn like chenille or a rope style yarn.

Drew from Crochet Dude also carries some great crochet products, hooks included. Find his stuff online or a Michael’s crafts. He also sells a great beginner’s kit.

I also happened upon a custom crochet hook maker, Craftwich, at a local craft fair and bought this hand carved wooden crochet hook below. She had a whole display of crochet projects and handmade hooks. I really felt like I was choosing my perfect “wand”. This one below spoke to me. It’s a letter H and I love it!

Choosing a Crochet Hook

Simply go with something basic and as you get into it, you’ll find one that will fit perfect for you! Good luck hook hunting :)


  1. Lisa Clarke at Polka Dot Cottage has some gorgeous crochet hooks with handles made of her awesome polymer clay work. They are so beautiful!

  2. Your hooks are the tools of your craft. There are many types available, and it may take a little experience to find “the right one.”

    When I test drive a new one, I have to remind my Hubs that no mechanic owns just one wrench (and I’ll never live long enough to have a set like he has in the garage!).

    1. Yes, that is a great way to put it. There’s no way I can ever match the number of tools in my dh’s bag!! Thanks for the tip :)

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