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Clover 1047/H Deep Blue Amour Crochet Hook, Size H, 5.0mm
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- Easy grip handle
- Amour means love
- Love crochet
- Optimal Hook Shape
- Optimal hook shape
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The Clover 1047/H Amour crochet hook is engineered to be the best hook ever. The incredibly smooth hook allows yarn to slide effortlessly and the new elastomer handle makes crocheting comfortable and stress free. These crochet hooks have color coded handles for easy size identification. This one is size H (5.0mm) and the handle color is deep blue.
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I really liked the Bates hooks when I tried them since they pulled through 3 loops or more loops without snagging most of the time, but since I started working with cotton yarn (worsted weight-Sugar & Cream) I've noticed they do have a problem sometimes with that.
The Boye hooks (or hooks in that style) just didn't work as well for me as the Bates. My arm started hurting since I had to work so hard to keep the pointy part from snagging a little on whatever type of yarn. It's my own style of crocheting, I'm sure: I hold the hook in a "knife" grip rather than a "pencil" grip, so I have to move my whole arm around to make some hooks work, and even then, pulling through 3 or more loops of cotton yarn is usually a problem.
Not with this hook! Cotton, acrylic, wool blend (didn't have any 100% wool to try), doesn't matter -- this hook glides smoothly through anything, even when I'm pulling through 3 or more loops. Even when I'm crocheting very tightly! And since the head sticks out just a tidge more than the Bates, I have no problems grabbing the yarn (which I occasionally did with those hooks).
And the ergonomic grips are soft and really make the hook easy to use for long periods of time. Which is something my oldish hands really appreciate.
Really, there's nothing I don't like about these hooks except the fact that they're really expensive for someone on a limited budget like me. I'll be saving up to buy the set, though. And since making amigurumi is my newest goal, and the tight stitching with that is tough on my hands, I'm getting another single hook in the size I use for that.
The handle is very comfy and feels comfortable. I was worried that it would take a lot of time to get used to a hook with a larger handle, but this was not the case. All the edges are very smooth with no rough spots. Some of my other metal hooks have sharp edges that can catch on the yarn. I've since bought some more of these Clover hooks in other sizes, and they are all just as comfy and smooth as this hook.
The other thing I really like about these hooks is the hooked end. It's hooked enough to catch the yarn and hold it but still easy to release as well. The bamboo handled hook I mentioned earlier is not as rounded, and the yarn has a habit of falling off the hook very frequently, thus making my progress much slower. The Clover hooks seem to have gotten it just right.
I don't know if I'll ever go back to using any of my old hooks again!
I haven't had issues with yarn slipping off the hook, and overall things run very smoothly.
I own a couple of these (as well as the Etimo Tulip hooks, and Addi Swing hooks). Different hooks and different grips for different techniques. Handy to have an assortment of hooks on hand, depending on techniques and different ways you hold a hook doing different techniques. I even my grasp changes with different weight yarns.
Try the hook, you won't regret it. Not as "fancy" as an Etimo or an Addi, but still a wise purchase. Note: Not as "hooky" as a Bates, so if you're a die hard Bates fan, you might not be happy with anything else:)