You are ready to take your hook-mate relationship to the next level. You’re over the small talk stage and now things are getting serious. The Ultimate Guide to Crochet Hooks is going to hold your hand as you venture into this new territory.
Your crochet hook is your companion. It is your ever-present friend in times of trouble. You will turn to your hook when you are restless. You will turn to your hook when you are inspired. You will turn to your crochet hook when your creativity calls you to MAKE, when you WANT to make, when you NEED to make. So let’s take it seriously.
You and your hook have a two-way relationship. You give, you take. It gives, it takes. You are pouring your time, imagination and inspiration into your work through this hook. What if it doesn’t give back? What if it makes your wrist ache? What if it causes you no end of frustration by snagging your yarn at every turn? What if it is inconsistent? Undependable? Is this the kind of friend you want? I didn’t think so.
Thank you for trusting me to give you some relationship advice.
You’re ready to DIVE IN. You’re ready to commit. Let me help you find your irresistible hook-mate. The one you reach for every time you need it (and you know the experience is going to be AWESOME).
In this Ultimate Guide to Crochet Hooks, I cover A LOT and at the end of this article you will find a beautifully put together 17-page PDF document ready for you to download to your computer so you can have access to it forever. If “Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D is THE book to read for human relationship advice, consider the Ultimate Guide to Crochet Hooks to be it’s crochet-hook-relationship equivalent.
Here’s what is covered in the guide:
- Anatomy of a crochet hook
- Hook Types
- Hook Materials
- Ways to Hold a Hook
- Hook size – yarn weight matching
- Hook size conversion
- Hook review & comparison of the top 20 hooks on the market (all of which I own and have used personally)
- Where to Buy
My original intent was to include all the guide’s content in this article as well, but I realized it would just be way overboard. You don’t have time to scroll through right this instant and soak in everything that is covered. I don’t want to leave your head spinning. I am, however, going to give you a high-level overview of what I dive into in the guide, and in addition, I have written separate articles on all of the content in the guide, broken out by topic – in case you want to skip directly to one certain topic. I will provide links to those as we go along on our overview…
I’ve already listed out the topics covered in the downloadable PDF Guide, but since you’re already here, let me give you a high-level overview of the content in the guide:
Anatomy of a crochet hook
If what you’re looking for is a deep-dive into the anatomy of a crochet hook, I’m going to send you over to my article The Anatomy of a Crochet Hook here. Have fun, but don’t forget to come back!
Five types of hooks are covered in the guide:
Six types of hook materials are covered in the guide:
Ways to Hold a Hook
Six ways to hold a hook are covered in the guide:
- Knife (overhand)
- Saber (overhand)
- Claw (overhand)
- Pencil (underhand)
- Pinky Fly (underhand)
- Chopstick (underhand)
Hook Size – Yarn Weight Matching Guide
In the guide, we talk about how to match hook size to the proper weight of yarn. The discussion is accompanied by a beautiful chart!
Hook Size Conversion Chart
For a downloadable chart and to read more about this RIGHT NOW, check out my Hook Size Conversion Chart article here.
Hook Review & Comparison of the Top 20 Hooks on the Market
ALL of which I own and have personally used, I give you a total breakdown of the top 20 hooks on the market. I look at them individually and then I put them all into a chart so you can compare all the major differences of each. (SHHHH…. I don’t explicitly state this in the guide, because it doesn’t necessarily serve you directly, but my all-time favorites are the Clover Amour and the Tulip Etimo. But, that’s just me! The guide will definitely help you find the one that’s perfect for your hand!)
Where to Buy Crochet Hooks
I provide direct links to all the hooks we talk about in the guide in case there’s one you want to snatch up and try out right away!
But here’s what you really came here for…
Click the image below to be taken to our FREE Resource Library which is where you can download the guide (and anything else in there that looks helpful to you!) You will first enter your name and email address to receive the password to enter the resource library, and then it’s all yours, my friend!