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Recommended Crochet Hooks

Liat Gat - Founder

November 22, 2021

Crochet hooks can be made of plastic, resin, metal, or wood. They can be incredibly high-quality or mass-produced to deliver you the lowest price. Here are our recommendations for crochet hooks for every level and budget.

Odyssey Nickel Crochet hook in color Iris - Furls

What are the best crochet hooks to buy if you’re just starting out? What if you have wrist or hand pain when you crochet and think it might be due to your hooks? And what if just love crochet and really want to treat yourself to some quality tools?

Alpha Series handmade crochet hooks - Furls

Our Recommendations for Crochet Hooks

Streamline resin hook from Furls crochetCrochet hooks can be made of plastic, resin, metal, or wood. They can be incredibly high-quality or mass-produced to deliver you the lowest price. You may find that something in the middle of the road fits your budget and helps you enjoy crocheting even more.

If you experience hand or wrist fatigue while crocheting, you’ll definitely want a hook with a cushioned or ergonomic handle. I myself just ordered a selection of Furls crochet hooks (featured at the bottom of this page) to try their highly-recommended ergonomic hooks myself. P.S. Their Black Friday sale is on RIGHT NOW.

When searching for some fabulous crochet hooks to recommend, we found basic starter sets; middle-of-the-road, good-quality hooks; and out-of-this-world beautiful and ergonomic heirloom hooks, and put them together for you in this easy-reference table below.

Recommended Crochet Hooks for All Levels


Set or Individual






Set (includes steel hooks)



20 Carbonized Bamboo Crochet Hooks

$11.39 for the set


Set (includes steel hooks)



Crochet Hook Master Set

$25.29 for the set


Set (regular sizes E-K)



Radiant Wood Crochet Hook Set

$39.99 for the set




Steel with rubber handles

Amour Steel Crochet Hooks

$7.16 per hook





Streamline Ergonomic Wooden Crochet Hooks 

$18.50 per hook





Streamline Resin Crochet Hooks

$24.00 per hook




Nickel-plated pewter

Odyssey Nickel Crochet Hooks

$36.00 per hook




Seamless PolyResin

Candy Shop Crochet Hooks

$52.00 per hook




8 sustainably sourced hardwoods

Alpha Series Crochet Hooks

$82.00 per hook

I hope this list helps you get started with some crochet hooks, or at least inspired to ask for something special for the holidays!

Beginning Crochet class coverThis is a small piece of our soon-to-be published Crochet class.

Even (and especially) if you are brand-new to crochet, this class will teach you the basics plus lots of tips and tricks that you can practice with me on cute and easy projects.

By the end of the class you’ll confidently crochet a soft and textured striped hat. Stay tuned for news about the class launch; it’s just a couple of short weeks away!

Leave a Comment

Did our chart help you find some good options to fit your crochet level and budget? Have any more hooks to recommend? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to this list.

Oh, and would you be interested in a Furls giveaway? Let me know and I’ll let THEM know!

Happy holidays,

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    1. I have been searching for a true Inline. I think this is it. I have tried so many to replace thee old Susan Bates (head, deep throat.) Thru out some hooks and I am shy paying a Furls price. Would LOVE a give away…at least a try before you buy.

  1. I started crocheting before I learned to knit! I think that’s why continental style is easier for me than English. Despite over 20 years of crocheting, I’ve only used the Boye hooks. I’d live to try the ergonomic ones from Furls. So pretty and functional!

  2. Is there a specific size crochet hook that’s good for learning and beginning projects? The wooden ones are too pricey to get several before I know if I like crocheting.

    1. Hi Hilary, thanks for commenting!
      This is a great question. Yes, I would say that crochet hooks in size H, I, and J would be the most common. You could use them to crochet worsted or bulky yarn. You can use the chart here to see what sizes of yarn you might use and what hooks go with them. For the class you can use a size K and bulky yarn, but it would be good to get a set with a few sizes, especially for the crocheted hat where you will need to get gauge. I hope this helps! PS as a Lifetime member, you can actually see the class now at ;)

  3. I use the Armour hooks, I enjoy using those. I have one Furls and I can tell a comfort difference in the hooks, I wonder what it would be like to crochet with a hook from the Alpha series!! A total dream I’m sure! So excited for this class and crochet a striped hat with you!

    1. Hi Pam, thanks for your comment! Glad to know the Armour hooks are good, I am going to order some soon. I know, I’m totally curious about those Alpha series hooks, although it wasn’t in my budget to try one out this time. Thanks for letting me know you are excited about this class! It is just a beginner class so it might not be too much of a challenge for you but I’ll do an intermediate class, too.

    1. Hi Kevin, thanks for this tip! I can’t include them on this chart because they don’t sell online directly to consumers, but I will try to find some at an LYS and try them out so I can recommend them. Thank you!

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