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Are Dollar Tree Crochet Hooks amazing or a total waste of money? I’m testing two different types of Dollar Tree crochet hooks to find out once and for all if they are worth your time or money!

Dollar Tree is known for its wide array of affordable products. You can find anything from cleaning supplies to holiday decorations and everything in between. 

My local Dollar Tree is getting more and more craft supplies and last Saturday morning I headed over to see what new crochet things I could find. 

In total I spent $72.76 and got 55 different items. I purchased two different kinds of crochet hooks, yarn, craft supplies and crafting storage solutions.

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I’m really curious about Dollar Tree crochet hooks. I’ve had several people in my comment section of my YouTube videos mention that they love them. 

I found two different types and I’ll be testing them both. 

But I’ll also be sharing my entire Dollar Tree crochet item haul with you because I got so many great things! (You’ll find the entire haul in the YouTube video which you’ll find below).

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Dollar Tree Crochet Hooks

At my local Dollar Tree I found two different types of crochet hooks

  1. Metal
  2. Plastic

Dollar Tree Metal Crochet Hooks

The one I’m most excited to try is the Crafter’s Square aluminum crochet hook. They only had one size and that was the 4.5 mm. 

I went on the website and found that there are other sizes available 5 mm and 5.5 mm. But you can’t buy the crochet hooks online individually. You have to buy them in large quantities, meaning 24 at a time. 

My first impression is that it looks pretty nice. It resembles a lot of other ergonomic crochet hooks with the metal crochet hook itself and rubbery handle. 

I have a couple of different versions of this crochet hook that I really like:

  1. Clover Amour – these are the gold standard when it comes to this style of ergonomic crochet hooks. They retail for around $7 – $10 apiece. The metal is incredibly smooth and the handles feel really good in my hands. 
  2. Hobby Lobby – I got this set of generic Hobby Lobby hooks several years ago and they are some of my favorite hooks. I don’t even know if they make them anymore, but they really are nice. The metal is really smooth and the handles are the perfect length for me. 
Clover Amour Crochet Hook

So I will be mentally comparing this Dollar Tree hook to those two brands.

I’m going to test the hook with the yarn I got at Dollar Tree, Just Yarn Worsted, which is a great budget friendly yarn. Let’s see what this baby can do. 

First impressions: 

Dollar tree crochet hooks review
  1. The first thing I notice is that the size is clearly engraved on the handle and won’t be able to rub off. I really like that. I don’t like crochet hooks that print the size with ink, because over time they wear off. 
  2. It really isn’t like the Clover Amour or the Hobby Lobby hook. It’s more like the Clover Soft Touch. The handle is a harder plastic, less rubbery. The price of Clover Soft Touch is anywhere from $6 – $9 each.  
  3. The hook also has the thumb-rest like the Clover Soft Touch. 
  4. The metal part of the hook is nice and long as well as the handle. 
Clover Soft Touch

When I compare the sizes of the hooks, the generic Hobby Lobby hook is longest, followed by the Dollar Tree hook and finally the Clover Amour. And compared to the Clover Soft Touch, it’s a good bit longer. 

As I am using the hook to crochet, I am noticing a slight amount of drag. It’s not quite as smooth as the Clover or the generic Hobby Lobby hooks. But honestly, I’m surprised it isn’t worse. 

I’ve purchased crochet hooks on Amazon, particularly the Yarniss set, which has so much drag. 

One little trick I have learned is to get a small piece of a brown grocery bag and use it to rub on the metal part of the crochet hook. I’ve heard that it’s like a very find sandpaper and by doing that I do think it slightly improved the performance of the hook. 

I’m honestly quite impressed with this little hook. It will be interesting to see over time how the handle stands up to frequent use. 


  1. The cost – you can’t beat $1.25 
  2. The smoothness – it’s quite smooth for an extremely budget friendly crochet hook 
  3. The length – the metal part of the hook is long and that’s a big plus for me

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  1. The sizes – unfortunately there are only three sizes available. It would be nice to see all the different sizes become available over time. 
  2. The handle – this isn’t my favorite part of the hook. I like a more rubbery texture to a handle, but I do think some people will prefer this style. 
  3. The thumb rest – I hold my crochet hook like a knife and find it quite comfortable to hold, but it could be difficult for pencil grip crocheters to use. 

My initial impression is one of surprise. I wasn’t expecting to like this crochet hook as much as I do. I would be curious to know if others out there have been using their Dollar Tree crochet hooks for any amount of time and would love to know how they hold up. 

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Dollar Tree Plastic Crochet Hooks

The next hooks I’m going to try are the Crafter’s Choice plastic crochet hooks. I have sizes 6 & 6.5 mm. 

Before we begin I need to fully disclose that I am not a fan of plastic crochet hooks in general. 

But I’m going in with an open mind and maybe I’ll be surprised. 

First impressions: 

  1. You get two crochet hooks for $1.25. 
  2. The size is engraved on the thumb-rest which is nice that it won’t rub off
  3. I like the size of the crochet hook 
  4. The detail at the end of the hook is cute. 

My first thoughts are that it feels a bit smoother than other plastic crochet hooks I’ve tried in the past, which surprises me. 

But they do feel a little flimsy to me, like they could break if I put a lot of pressure on them. I definitely wouldn’t use these for projects like crocheting amigurumi toys because making tight little stitches could be too much for these hooks. But I would never recommend plastic hooks for amigurumi no matter the brand. 


  1. They are pretty smooth for super budget friendly crochet hooks. 
  2. I believe these would work best for projects where you aren’t making small tight stitches. 
  3. The size and colors are really pretty. 
  4. The price. They are $1.25 for two crochet hooks. 


  1. The sizes – currently there are only six sizes available for the plastic crochet hooks, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6 & 6.5 mm. 
  2. They are flimsy – they feel like they could break easily if you sat on one or if you were doing a project putting a lot of pressure on it. 

More Dollar Tree Crochet Items

If you would like to see more of the Dollar Tree items I’ve reviewed in the past check out the blog post:



Dollar Tree proves that you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy the art of crochet. With a variety of yarns, hooks, storage solutions, and organizational tools available, this discount store offers everything you need to embark on your crochet journey without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a beginner, exploring the craft aisle at Dollar Tree can lead to delightful discoveries and inspire countless projects.

Next time you find yourself near a Dollar Tree, take a moment to browse their craft section. You might be surprised by the hidden crochet treasures you find, enabling you to create beautiful, handmade items without straining your budget. Happy crocheting!

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