I often get asked by my students what is the best crochet hook to use. There are so many brands and styles of crochet hooks out there that it can be overwhelming to choose, especially for a beginner. My best suggestion is to buy a few different styles in the size hook you like to use most and give them a try. As you become a more experienced crocheter, you will begin to have your favorite hooks that you tend to grab more than others.
I have a bunch of different hooks I have collected over the years. I started with the budget friendly aluminum hooks and used those for a long time. Over time, I have tried hooks of all different styles made from all kinds of materials. I even own a few of the really fancy expensive hooks. The hooks I grab the most are my Clover Amour hooks. I am not sponsored by or affiliated with Clover. I just love their products and these hooks are my favorite. My sweet little llama holds them on my craft desk for me so they are always handy. I really like the ergonomic handle and the way they feel in my hand. They glide well with most yarns I crochet with. I usually can crochet for hours without my hand feeling tired.
These hooks are not the cheapest on the market, but they certainly are not the most expensive. I have seen them at my local Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s. I have been able to use store coupons to purchase them at these stores. I have also seen them on Amazon. You can also purchase them directly from Clover’s website at https://www.clover-usa.com/en/30-amour-crochet-hooks
Choosing a crochet hook is as individual as the person crocheting. Take a few different brands and styles for a test drive. Crochet Amour are my favorite hooks, but you may fall in love with something totally different. If you love the hook you are crocheting with, you will enjoy the project you are creating even more. Happy Crocheting!!