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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2007 07:23:04 AM »

I'm partial to Boye hooks only because my mom gave me her complete set from the 70s when I started crocheting a couple years ago. I remember making endless chains with the hooks when I was little, so they have a lot of sentimental value to me. I've never used anything else, so other hooks might work better, but I'll stick with my old aluminum hooks.  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2007 08:52:09 AM »

I still have the first H-hook my mom gave me. It's Susan Bates, and I really like that brand. I don't like Boye at all, but I have used them on occasion. I cannot switch from Boye to Susan Bates in the same project.

I also like the hooks I picked up at the 100-yen store ... they feel like bamboo, but I can't read the package, so I can't say for certain what they're made of. The shape is very similar to Susan Bates, though. I've used plastic, too, and don't mind them.

The only hooks I was really disappointed in were the crystallites -- they look so pretty, but they just can't handle the stress. I got two sets, F-J and L-O, and the I hook broke before I'd finished a single skein. I got it replaced and promptly broke it again. My N hook also broke, but I didn't bother replacing it. I never thought I was particularly heavy-handed, and I've had other plastic hooks with no difficulties, but I must hold my hook too tight for the crystallites.
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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2007 03:31:05 PM »

I got a susan bates hook today, just to try it out
And i have to say its a lot smoother than the boye.
But I am working on trying out a bunch of hooks in the near future
and then asking for the set for christmas.
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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2007 04:18:13 PM »

the crystallites I can't get a handle on yet.  Susan's are my favorite but I do have Boye.  I want to try other ones but haven't found them or can't afford it yet lol.  I have seen some beautiful hooks that cost a lot.  Hubby would kill me.
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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2007 07:41:36 PM »

My hubby encourages me to purchase everything I see (I just bought a set of clovers off of ebay).  My craft room is getting pretty full.  I am gonna hafta spend some time actually craftin.
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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2007 07:47:03 PM »

My hubby encourages me to purchase everything I see (I just bought a set of clovers off of ebay).  My craft room is getting pretty full.  I am gonna hafta spend some time actually craftin.

my hubby used to be the same way (and will be as soon as things get back to normal im sure) and boy do i have the craft room to prove it (and living room, and dining room, and pretty much every room in our 4 bedroom house....no kids, but there are people in each room)

but, you didnt really answer the question, which ones do you prefer??
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2007 08:34:07 PM »

Oh, clover soft touch for sure.  Comfortable and doesn't split the yarn
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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2007 09:04:52 PM »

I wish I had a craft room.  I know hubby does lol.  We rent right now and with as many kids as we have, gotta wait until they move out before I get my room lol
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2007 10:14:03 PM »

i learned how to crochet with boye but was told to try susan bates and i will never go back. boye always split my yarn and got caught all the time or the yarn would never stay on but w/ susan bates i have a lot less yarn splitting. i like the fact that they're so angled and not just a little curve around the top.
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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2007 10:50:18 PM »

I saw that Addi makes crochet hooks too.  Addi knitting needles are considered top of the line so I was wondering if it's the some for the hooks.  Has anybody tried them?
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