Wednesday, June 5

New crochet hooks.?

Clover soft touch handle crochet hooks....worth the money?

Sorry I've not been around much lately.
My new venture is up and running smoothly.
Things are quietened down a bit now, so I should be able to get back to regular blogging again

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to all the lovely people who have subscribed to the new 
GRANNY SQUARES PATTERN CLUB.
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hang around our corner of the www mail me.
Thanks Michele, I think it was you who said that lol.

From the response so far everyone seems to be very pleased they have joined the fun.
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Happy hooking 
Ps....I have eventually worked out how to add pictures to my blogs from the iPad..whey hey!!!!
Just call me super woman heehee! 

21 comments:

  1. Those Clover soft touch are fantastic, Sue! I'm really pleased with the one I recently purchased. It's the purple one, size 4mm - it's soft in the hand and non slip and the metal hook is very smooth. I can recommend them!

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    1. Mmmmmm all your fault I want want want hehe
      Hugs x

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  2. Hmmm...I had to go and investigate these crochet hooks. I'd never even heard of them before! Thanks for the heads up! :-] ... And congrats on your patterns too!

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    1. i use the metal ones and i am happy with them but these jst looked so yummy in the rainbow of colours lol
      hugs x

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  3. For whatever my two cents are worth regarding the hooks... and I'm a real JUNKIE when it comes to hooks, gotta try out every hook out there to find out which ones work for me.

    I absolutely love Etimo Tulip hooks. They have a soft grip handle and a similar shaft and hook. Some folks think they are pricey. Though not as pricey as the Addi Swing Hooks (which I also adore, but due to the shorter shaft, those hooks aren't great for stitches with a lot of yarn overs (bullions, bobbles, etc).

    That all being said, from a dollar standpoint, the Clover Amours are an economical choice. They have good hand feel, are hooky enough without snagging your yarn, and are balanced (not too heavy--some folks complain about the Addi Swing hooks for being too heavy--but I love the Swings for the handle, and for a smaller gauge hook (like a C? or a D?) I find holding a smaller gauge hook problematic and the larger handle helps prevent cramping for me).

    The only hook I've tried in recent times that I did not enjoy was the Kollage Square hook. Did not like the feel of it at all, and I could not work with it for long periods of time as I found it uncomfortable and awkward.

    Hope my 2 cents helps!

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    1. wow thanks i will look into all these...have to say it is the rainbow of colour that atracted me, not really the best resaon for buying hooks hey? lol
      thanks for info
      Hugs x

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  4. PS: I love the Clover Amours MUCH MUCH more than the Clover softgrip (they're a flat, green handle... don't remember the actual name those hooks are marketed with).

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    1. i thought they were the CLOVER AMOURS may be i got it wrong?
      Hugs x

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  5. I use the Boye Crochet Dude hooks with comfort grip handles...they look similar to the Clover. I love using them! they are very comfortable to use for long periods of happy crocheting! My hand stays ache free! :)

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    1. Thanks I will check them out....a rainbow of colours too?
      oooh! Need to do more homework i think...so many choices?
      Hugs x

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    2. HEHE..just looked at Boye crochet hooks..they are the ones I use now and very happy with them, but mine are the basic metal one....didn't know they did a comfort handle version..mmmm!!

      Hugs x

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    3. I've been wondering about these hooks, as I have chronic hand pain. They might be more comfortable. Mistake I made recently, bought acrylic hooks. My 5mm broke in two weeks' time..

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  6. Hi Sue,
    I much prefer to use "fat handled" hooks. They're far more comfortable to work with. I saw instructions to make your own from fimo clay and have some very pretty spotted hooks now.
    There's a link from my pinterest page if you or you readers are interested? Here's the link to the tutorial-
    hooksandyarns.blogspot.co.uk
    Love the book by the way. I'm busy making the hexagon/circle blanket.
    Best wishes
    Tinaspice xx

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    1. hi yes i have seen a few beauties...hand made with fimo clay...love the spotty ones
      Thanks for the tip though
      Hugs x

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  7. I recently learnt to crochet, after many years of stitching and knitting. I am currently making a cover for my kitchen stool from the pattern in your beautiful book. And, I'm using one of the hooks with a blue plastic handle, but I'm not experienced enough to know how it compares with others.
    And I'd love to know how you've managed to post pictures on your blog from the ipad. I've tried and failed miserably! Any pointers, please?

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    1. Hi hope the tips helped..no wiz on here and sorry i couldn't be of more help..play and hope is my motto, Oh! and you will not beat me lol
      Hugs x

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  8. I recently saw your post on the Clover crochet hooks and having started crocheting again after many years, decided to give them ago. I bought the 4.0mm (purple) one first, but soon had all the others in my collection.
    I definitely feel they are worth the money, not only are the colours great, but I don't get any cramping or fatigue in my hand, like I was with the ordinary hooks. So now I can crochet longer. That's definitely a good thing isn't it ? :)
    Sally.

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    1. Thanks seems they are loved b all, and definitely worth the expense..thanks x

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  9. Yes, Sue. It was me that said when we meet at the corner of www and .com the world becomes a much smaller space! I just love your designs! All of them!

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  10. Hi not tried them yet myself but lots have and I haven't seen a bad report on them lol
    Hope they help
    Hugs x

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