These are the hooks I use regularly. Susan Bates makes my favorite hooks, which is why I have so many of them and a couple multiples. The purple to green in the middle are all Susan Bates. When I start a new project, I will almost always grab a Bates hook. I'm really happy when I can use the 5.5mm size, not sure why but it is my favorite!
The big one on the end is a size 9mm but I'm not sure what brand it is. I bought it last year when I was making this cowl. It's plastic but I found it really easy to use.
The hook with the fat base is a Clover hook, I don't remember when I got this one but I do remember that I thought it would be my favorite brand after trying it. It's not my favorite hook but I do like to use it for potholders sometimes, it's a good size.
The hook on the end is one I never use, so I'm not sure how it ended up in the picture! It's a Boye hook, I bought it when I was still very new to crochet and couldn't find a Bates hook in the size I wanted. Using it was the most frustrating experience ever! It was probably because I was so new to crochet that it was frustrating but I've never gone back to using it again and I never look at it in the stores. The hooks are most likely a good brand but the experience defintely turned me off from them! Is it normal to hate a crochet hook so much?? Maybe it's just me.
Anyway, what are your favorite hooks? Any that you hate?
Next post, I'll share my favorite yarns! That's the question I get asked the most often.