Components of a Crochet Hook

Crochet Hook ComponentsI’m going to tell you about the components of a crochet hook because the crochet hook is one of the most important tools in crochet.

For Visual Learners watch the Components of a Crochet Hook Video Tutorial

The first part is called the handle and it’s long enough to fit your hand around it.

The second part is called the grip and it is the flat area of the hook. This is where you put your thumb and forefinger and you operate the hook mainly with these two fingers. You’ll generally find the size of the hook printed on the grip too. Other hooks will have the size either on the bottom of the hook or at the base of the handle.

Speaking of size, the size is determined by the third part of the hook which is the shank. The diameter, meaning from one side of the shank to the other side, is measured in millimeters with this hook. So, if I were to grab a tape measure and measure the shank, we can tell what the size of the hook is.

The fourth part to the crochet hook is the throat and it is the bend which catches the yarn.

And at the end of the hook we have what is called the tip. This is the part that allows you to push through stitches easily because it is round and smooth.

So, to recap, we have the:

–          Handle

–          Grip

–          Shank

–          Throat

–          Tip


Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set

Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook SetReview by Paula Daniele – 13th April 2014

I recently bought these hooks knowing that quite a lot of people favor them and I can see why. They glide easily through stitches, are easy to hold and handle, come in very easy to see colors so you can determine your sizes by color, they dig into the stitches more so than any hook I’ve used, they aren’t flimsy due to being aluminium and they come with a easy to store pouch. I can’t fault them.



Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook Set

Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook SetReview by Paula Daniele – 10th Jan 2011:

I have used these crochet hooks for 2 years now and since using them I haven’t reached out or searched for another brand of crochet hook. The handle is very comfortable and the appearance of these crochet hooks are professional and appealing.

They are extremely comfortable to use. Being a Crochet Designer myself, I crochet everyday and therefore have much experience with them. I’d highly recommend them to anyone. If I were to give a crocheter a gift these crochet hooks would be the first on the list!


About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.

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