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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.
First of all, the Soft Touch have been my favourite hooks for a while (see my review over there), and a small-handed person, I really enjoy the shortness of the Soft Touch hooks. The Amour hooks are slightly longer, and much, much fatter, but the business end is still on the very short side. If you're used to a long hook and like having lots of room to slide your work, you will NOT get that with either of these hooks.
First impressions: the Amour hooks are colour-coded by size, so they're very cute, and the business end is terrific. Like the Soft Touch, it is nice and smooth when working with a wide range of yarns - from cotton to acrylic to wool. But in general, I don't like the handles as much as the Soft Touch and I find they actually interfere with successful crocheting to some extent.
Shortly after buying them, I found the lost Soft Touch set, and then discovered that the round, rubbery handles of the Amour hooks don't slide easily into the smooth flat pockets of the Soft Touch case; if I want to carry them around, I have to stuff them in rather brutally.
I also feel like the handles are slowing me down; it's hard to describe, but their rubbery texture grips my hands a little as I'm working, and I think even that minute amount of friction, over the 1000s of stitches in an afghan, really does make a difference. Finally, the rubberiness means the handle attracts lint and grips the yarn in a way that none of my other hooks do. Okay, this last is a mainly aesthetic problem - with a fuzzy yarn, the hook can look a bit hairy - but I think ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste, and my personal taste tells me I just really prefer the smooth, cool taper of the Soft Touch hooks.
In terms of functionality, I can't detect any difference between the heads, and since the Soft Touch are usually significantly cheaper, I'd really recommend sticking with them unless you have hand problems you think the softer rubbery handle may benefit. In which case, I'd suggest starting with one and seeing how it goes, because it doesn't seem to me that it's THAT much softer.
I'm giving this four stars because they're a good crochet hook, but not a terrific value, and I keep thinking there wasn't really a pressing need to create this product in the first place.
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:)
I hold my hook like a knife (versus some who hold theirs like a pencil.) That may make a difference in how this works for you. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the product.