14 Popular CROCHET HOOKS Ranked from WORST to BEST

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When choosing a crochet hook there are a lot of variables to consider. I’ve tested 14 popular crochet hooks and ranked them from WORST to BEST.

The crochet hook is THE fundamental tool for crocheters and that’s why it’s so important to choose the right one for you.

And today I’m going to test a bunch of new popular crochet hooks to see if they stand up to my favorites. Then I’m going to rank them from WORST to BEST!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, selecting the right crochet hook is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable crocheting experience. With the multitude of options available, it can be overwhelming to know which crochet hook is best suited for your project.

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14 Popular CROCHET HOOKS Ranked from WORST to BEST

I’m going to be testing 14 popular crochet hooks, 4 of which are brand new to me, which I will test first.

Then I will rank all the crochet hooks from worst to best. (Scroll ALL the way to the bottom of the post to find them listed in order.)

Finally, I will give you most honest opinion about these crochet hooks, enabling you to make an informed decision.

Included in this little experiment are the crochet hooks that so many people have asked me to review which leads us to the first test:

Counting Crochet Hook Set by KXK

You all have been asking for me to try these hooks and I finally have my hands on them.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that these counting crochet hooks worked amazingly well.

The metal part of the hook was smooth, which is super important to me. And the wide handle felt good in my hands.

I don’t love the feel of the plastic handle but the row and stitch counting features made up for it. And what’s even better is that the set is rechargeable.

In addition it also has a nice light. For the price, I think these are excellent hooks.

Find the Counting Crochet Hook Set Here

Prym Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set

I didn’t expect to like these hooks as much as I did. But this is a good set of hooks.

Although they are plastic, they feel very comfortable because of the rubbery handle.

I did find them to have a little drag, but I have a feeling that they will smooth out with repeated use.

Find the Prym Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set Here

Omni Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hook

The Omni Crochet hook is one of the most beautiful crochet hooks I’ve ever used. It’s made of a resin material and moved through the yarn quite smoothly.

Although not quite as smooth as the best metal hooks, it was a very nice one to work with.

Find the Omni Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hook

Yarniss Crochet Hook Set

I wanted to love this set. The little case is so nice and I love that it included a set os stitch markers, yarn needles and a pair of scissors.

The handles on these crochet hooks are wonderful and I absolutely love the colors.

But the problem is with the metal of the hooks. It drags…and it squeaks.

I was so disappointed with these hooks as they look so lovely, but the metal actually slowed me down when I was crocheting with them.

Find the Yarniss Crochet Hook Set

Addi Swing Crochet Hook

I wanted to love this hook. I wanted it to take the place of my Furls hook.

The sleek and unique handle had me very excited to try it….

But the minute I started using the hook, I knew it was a bust.

The positives are:

  • Unique, ergonomic handle
  • Pointed head

The negatives are BIG negatives for me:

  • Very short neck
  • Draggy, rough metal hook

This was the biggest disappointment by far. If Addi gave this hook a longer neck and a smoother metal finish, it could become a favorite.

Find the Addi Swing Crochet Hook Here

Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook

The name of this hook led me to believe that it was going to have a very squishy handle. But after taking it out of the package, I wonder if the department who named the hook actually ever touched it.

The handle is anything but soft. It’s hard and flat.

But there are some positives like:

  • Good price
  • Long neck

Unfortunately, the negatives outweigh the positives for me:

  • Not soft
  • Flat, small handle
  • Rough metal

Find the Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hook Here

Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook

I’ve heard some really great things about the Tulip Etimo hook. It definitely has some great features like:

  • Rubbery handle
  • Pointed head
  • Long neck

The biggest negative for this hook is that the metal hook is not as smooth as the Furls or Clover Amour hooks.

  • Rougher metal

While comparative in price to the Clover Amour hook, its inferior metal makes it not my favorite.

Find the Tulip Etimo Crochet Hooks Here

Addi Premium Crochet Hook

Addi is one of my favorite brands of knitting needles, so I was curious what their crochet hooks would be like.

This hook is definitely a good hook for crochet for these reasons:

  • Pointed head
  • Grippy handle
  • Long neck

The pointed head and grippy handle are two really big positives. But there’s one negative that makes the Addi Premium Hook lower on my list.

  • Narrow handle

This hook has a long, skinny handle. I personally prefer something with a little more width, but if you don’t mind thin, this is a great hook.

Find the Addi Premium Hook Here

Boye Crochet Hook

While this is the cheapest hook, it’s not the worst. It’s close, but there’s one even worse.

I wasn’t expecting this hook to “wow” me. But I wanted to give it a try since it is a widely available crochet hook.

After testing this against the other hooks, I cannot recommend this hook at all.

I found this hook extremely difficult to work with. If you are using this hook, you are likely having a lot of issues making amigurumi. It’s not you, it’s the hook.

The only two positives are:

  • The price (it was only $1.38)
  • Tapered neck

But there are lots and lots of negatives:

  • Cheap, rough metal
  • Thin handle
  • Very difficult to work with

Find the Boye Crochet Hook Here

Susan Bates Crochet Hook

This is the worst crochet hook I have ever used for amigurumi.

If you are using this hook, you are making crocheting amigurumi much more difficult for yourself.

And at $5.57, it is extremely expensive for the quality. The price is comparable to the Clover Soft Touch, which is a far superior hook.


  • None


  • In-ine neck (the neck is as wide as the hook head – no tapering)
  • Thin handle
  • Cheap, grippy metal
  • Extremely difficult to work with

Susan Bates Crochet Hook

Clover Amour Crochet Hook

Find the Clover Amour Crochet Hooks Here

Furls Odyssey

These have been a favorite of mine for a long time.

But they aren’t for everyone.

One of the best features in my opinion is the handle shape. I love how it feels in my hand and how it reduces strain on my joints, muscles and tendons.

The other thing that I love about my Furls Odyssey hooks is that it has the smoothest metal of any crochet hook I’ve ever used.

The Furls Odyssey hooks are also weighted, which is a plus for some and a negative for others. I love the weight and it’s a definite positive for me.

There are two negatives that you need to be aware of.

  • First is the price. At $36 for one hook, that’s by far the most expensive crochet hook.
  • The second negative and one that is likely to impact you the most is that they are unavailable at the moment. In March of 2023 Furls made a statement regarding the status of the hooks.

Find the Furls Crochet Hooks Here

Yarnology Ergonomic Crochet Hooks

I’ve had a set of Yarnology Ergonomic crochet hooks for quite a while and they are great favorite for crocheting granny squares.

During my experiment I discovered many things I love about these hooks for crocheting:

  • Rubbery hook handle
  • Pointed head
  • Good price

The only two things that I didn’t like as much were:

  • Metal isn’t as smooth as the Furls
  • Handle is thin (I like the feel of a wider hook handle)

These crochet hooks, may not be my number one favorite for crocheting, but they are definitely better than a lot of others.

Find the Yarnology Crochet Hook Set Here

Yarniss Lighted Crochet Hook Set

I’ve reviewed this crochet hook set before and let me tell you….I made some people mad.

Check out that post here:

Don’t Buy These Crochet Gadgets

I found these hooks to be cheaply made and the the light wasn’t helpful at all. I went on a rant because I felt like this was a product made to take the hard earned money from trusting crocheters.

But many of you let me know that you love yours and that they work well for you.

This is proof that crochet hooks are a personal preference. What works great for you, might be my worst nightmare and send me into a blind rage. That is all.

Find the Lighted Crochet Hook Set Here

14 Popular CROCHET HOOKS Ranked from WORST to BEST

Finally, here are all fourteen popular crochet hooks ranked from WORST to BEST.

Choosing the right crochet hook is essential for a pleasant and successful crocheting experience. Consider the material, hook size, handle design, and any specialized requirements for your project. Remember that personal preference and comfort play a significant role, so don’t hesitate to try different hooks to find the one that suits you best. With the perfect crochet hook in hand.

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