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Do you ever get that weird cramp in your hand when you are crocheting? I have! I started looking for different types of crochet hooks that would help with my hand posture. I figured if they make ergonomic coffee cups, then they probably make ergonomic crochet hooks.
There are two different types of crochet hooks: in-line hooks and tapered hooks. In-line hooks are a uniform size all the way up to the top of the hook, and the hook has a sharp, pointy head. Tapered hooks are more narrow towards the top of the hook and have a round, soft head.
I prefer the in-line hooks because I am a tight crocheter and the consistent size of the shaft helps to keep my work a uniform size without getting too tight.
Here are the top 3 ergonomic crochet hooks:
- Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook – this tapered aluminum hook has an optimal shape and a special oval shaped soft rubber handle for ideal comfort. It fits your hand perfectly and is easy to hold and maneuver.
- Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook – made of lightweight aluminum, this in-line hook helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and will keep your work consistently gauged.
- Clover Amour Crochet Hook – made of lightweight aluminum with an elastomer rubber handle, this tapered hook provides maximum comfort since it is so soft in your hand.
Have you found a hook that you absolutely love? Send me the link! I would love to try it out! Happy crocheting!