Just like our recent guide to the best knitting needles for beginners, we had to make a guide for the best crochet hooks for beginners as well! In this guide we separate the crochet hooks by ‘best’ categories and within those categories a budget, mid-range, and a splurge option. Whether you’re looking to buy for yourself or gift someone in your life, this list has got everything you need to know to help you choose which crochet hook to buy.
Best Quality Crochet Hooks
Budget: HiyaHiya Aluminium Crochet Hooks
The HiyaHiya Aluminium Crochet hooks are durable and have a nice semi-pointy tip that makes it easy to hook into tight stitches. Starting at only £2.05 a hook, this is the best budget crochet hook.
Mid-range: Lykke Driftwood Crochet Hooks
The Lykke Driftwood Crochet Hooks are not only sleek and stylish, but they are also smooth to the touch, light, and the perfect length for a comfortable crochet experience. Since they are made of wood, they are not cold to the touch like metal ones are.
The Tulip Pink Etimo Rose Ergonomic Crochet hooks are top tier. They come in a beautiful range of shades of pink and have a soft and comfy ergonomic handle that helps reduce hand cramps and discomfort while crocheting.
Best Looking Crochet Hooks
Budget: KnitPro Zing Crochet Hooks
The KnitPro Zing Crochet Hooks come colour-coded with bright colourful handles. Simple and durable, these crochet hooks have shiny silver tips and a flat middle for good grip.
Mid-range: KnitPro Symfonie Crochet Hooks
The KnitPro Symfonie Crochet Hooks are crafted with the classic Symfonie colourful swirled wood. Smooth and light, these crochet hooks not only look good, but work even better. Their pointy tops make it easy to insert into tight/small stitches and their wooden composition gives them a smooth finish which aids in the ease of crocheting.
Because of their gorgeous pink handles, the Tulip Etimo Rose Ergonomic Crochet Hooks are one of our favourites. Not only do they look cute, they work great for crocheting quickly because of the shape of their handle!
Best Crochet Hook Set
Budget: KnitPro Waves Crochet Hook Set
Coming in at £23.99, the KnitPro Waves Crochet Hook Set is a great budget set! It includes nine colour-coded crochet hooks and a bright case.
Mid-range: HiyaHiya Crochet Hook Set
The HiyaHiya Crochet Set is a great nag for your buck! This set comes with 17 high-quality aluminium and acrylic crochet hooks from sizes 2.00mm-15.00mm so there’s a crochet hook for every project. The hooks themselves are colour-coded and come in a beautiful roll-up brocade case.
The Tulip Pink Etimo Rose Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set not only comes with 10 crochet hooks, but also includes a cute pink case, darning needles, and a pair of scissors. These gorgeous pink crochet hooks are great quality and help reduce wrist and hand cramps when crocheting.
Best Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Budget: KnitPro Waves Crochet Hooks
As opposed to the traditional thin handles that most crochet hooks have, the KnitPro Waves Crochet Hooks have a flat and wide handle that helps with grip and reduces movement when crocheting.
Mid-range: Clover Soft Touch Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
With a nice cushiony grip handle, it's no wonder the Clover Soft Touch Ergonomic Crochet Hooks are one of the most popular crochet hooks! Even with all the support of the handle, this crochet hook is light and feels natural in your grip.
The Tulip Etimo Rose Ergonomic Crochet Hooks have soft, cushioned handles that help reduce hand cramps and discomfort while crocheting.
Best Tunisian Crochet Hook Set
Made with the classic Symfonie swirled wood, the KnitPro Symfonie Tunisian Crochet Hook Set comes with a mixture of the most popular crochet hook sizes.
Mid-range: KnitPro Ginger Tunisian Crochet Hooks Set
The KnitPro Ginger Tunisian Crochet Hook Set is one of our bestsellers and it’s no wonder why! This set not only looks, but also feels luxurious and high-quality. Hand-crafted by artisans, they have smooth cable joins and are smooth to the touch.
The Lykke Driftwood Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Set is hand-crafted in Kathmandu, Nepal and their quality can be seen in the deep grooves found in their tips which help hold onto yarn better. Made of birchwood, these hooks are smooth and lightweight.
I hope that this helps you with your crochet hook choice! We know that the choices can be quite overwhelming, so feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
All of these hooks and sets can be purchased in our Crochet Shop. Check out our blog for some FREE crochet patterns and check out our Instagram @craftyllamauk for crochet inspiration! Tag us @craftyllamauk if you purchase any of these sets for a chance to be featured!
Have fun and happy crocheting!