An afghan crochet hook is longer than a traditional crochet hook, typically measuring at least 10 inches long or longer. Afghan crochet hooks are intended to accommodate large numbers of active loops, in contrast to the typical traditional hook which is only intended to accommodate one, or several, active loops at a time. This type of crochet hook is also sometimes called a "Tunisian crochet hook."
Want to know what distinguishes a bamboo crochet hook from other types of crochet hooks? If so, Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten's article about bamboo crochet hooks will satisfy your curiosity. Andrea introduces you to some popular manufacturers of bamboo crochet hooks; she also discusses the elements that make this material unique and special.
Andrea has also written some product reviews of individual bamboo crochet hooks:
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I recommend owning a wide variety of crochet hook sizes; crochet hook sets are an easy way to accomplish this. There are many different crochet hook sets available; they come in a wide range of materials, including bamboo, aluminium, steel, acrylic and others.
Some crochet hook sets come with organizers to hold all your hooks, and some do not; the Clover Soft Touch Getaway gift set, (pictured at left -- buy direct) came with the striped pink organizer you see in the photo.
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If you are looking for a crochet hook that is comfortable to use, try an ergonomic crochet hook.
Handcrafted Crochet Hooks
Wondering where to buy handcrafted crochet hooks? Check out the hooks offered for sale by these talented artisans:
These hooks are useful for times when you want to crochet with black yarn or other dark colors; ordinarily, it can be difficult to see your stitches made with dark yarns, even in a well-lit environment.
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