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Old 06-30-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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What's your favorite Crochet hook?
I thought it would be a good idea if we could all post what our favorite hooks are, to help beginners pick. My favorites are Boye hooks. Don't know why, I guess I just like them.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:37 PM   #2
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I love boye, too. I've tried those new plastic crysta-somethings and didn't care for them all that much.

My most favoritest hook ever was actually my boye "G" afghan hook. It got lost in the shuffle of moving years ago.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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I know, I tried the Crystalites. Hated them. They had that seam down the middle that catches on the yarn, and the smaller sizes snapped very easily.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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I like Addi hooks.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:13 AM   #5
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I have a couple, and I looove them, but Boye hooks are just a little more readily available. When I need a new one, I can just run down to my local yarn store and buy a new one.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:01 AM   #6
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The ones I use the most are Susan Bates, mainly because they're cheap and they came in a 6-pack (sizes F through K).

My mom used to do a lot of filet crochet about 35-40 years ago, and most of her hooks are Boyes made out of some metal that's different than the aluminum that I see more often these days. Her little 1.9mm hook is heavier than my G5/4.00mm.

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That was probably a steek hook.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:28 AM   #8
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wow.. they used steel back then..
well my favs are clover? wide handled hooks.. they have a large base that reduces the hand strain..
I tried the metal (which I believe the clovers are.. or some aluminium) and I tried the plastic... DIDN"T like the plastic... yarn (especically cotton) doesn't slide over it easily .. I learned that through trial and error..
I don't usually like metal needles ( my denises) but I like metal hooks...~
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I have many Boye and Bates hooks but my all-time favorite is an aluminum Aero 5.00 (H) which I use all the time to make the baby afghans for our church project. I bought it 30 or 40 years ago when the hooks were sold in the US under the Bernat brand.

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:50 AM   #10
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favorite hooks
I will date myself a bit but I like my metal hooks which are Boye and my steel ones are Betsy Ross. I also have some bone hooks which are reaaalllyyyyy nice!!!! For knitting, I have Boye needlemaster set and they are metal. I did but just recently some Clover double points and they are okay but I still prefer metal.
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