How to Choose the Right Crochet Hook

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Crochet Hooks – How to Choose the Right Type and Size

New crocheters can be overwhelmed by the different types of crochet hooks that are available for purchase. But, buying a new Crochet hook doesn’t have to be difficult.

In this article we will explain to you the different types of crochet hooks and how to choose the right type and size for your project.

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Types of Crochet Hooks

As with knitting needles, crochet hooks are available in different styles. It is good to know what kind of project you would like to make in order to choose the best crochet hook.


Single Ended Crochet Hooks

Single ended crochet hooks are the most popular ones. They can be used for any kind of traditional crochet project, i.e. Amigurumis and crocheted blankets. They are available individually, or as a crochet hook set. You can find a full range of hooks made from different materials in our collection.

Types of Crochet Hooks - Single ended hook

Double Ended Crochet Hooks

Double ended crochet hooks can have the same hook size on both ends, like the Trendz collection. These hooks allow you to work the stitches from either end. They are also called cro-hooks.

Some double ended crochet hooks have different sizes on each end, like the double ended crochet hooks in our Symfonie collection.

These hooks are also available as a double ended crochet hook set.

Types of Crochet Hooks - Double Ended Hooks

Tunisian Crochet Hooks

Tunisian crochet hooks are similar to single ended crochet hooks but they can be attached to a cable on one end. They can be used as a conventional single ended crochet hook too.

One of our most popular products is the Tunisian crochet hook set from our Symfonie collection.

Crochet Hook Sizes

Crochet Hook Sizes

Crochet hook sizes are labeled differently depending on the country. In Europe they are mostly determined by the diameter of the shaft, measured in mm. If you want to measure your crochet hook you can use our needle size viewer.

Hook Sizes - Needle Size Viewer

In the United States they are labelled with the letters from the Alphabet, starting with B for 2.25 mm and ending with U for 25 mm.

How Do You Know What Size Crochet Hook to Use?

When choosing a crochet hook size, have a look at the label on your ball of yarn. It will suggest an optimum crochet hook size that will work well.

You can (and should) always consider making a swatch to find out if you like the fabric, as this will ultimately determine if the project will have the expected measurements. To have a precise result make sure to block your swatch.


Choosing the right crochet hook for your project is easy. Before you buy a crochet hook, or a crochet hook set, make sure that you have read the label on your yarn to see what size the manufacturer suggests.

The world of crochet is great and it’s so much fun to discover different techniques. Make sure to visit our website to see our full range of crochet hooks. Whether you are after a steel crochet hook or you’re looking for a nice set of bamboo crochet hooks, we’ve got you covered. 

Knitter’s Pride (“KnitPro” brand) products are available in more than 45 countries worldwide.

Knitter’s Pride has a wide-range of yarn craft tools available. Along with gorgeous knitting needles, Knitter’s Pride has lovely Tunisian Crochet Hooks, Single Ended Crochet Hooks, Double Ended Crochet Hooks and Hook Sets and Accessories (like cases, gauges, blocking tools, shawl pins, winding tools, etc.).

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  1. I only have Boye, Clover Amours and Furls. What are the double ended hooks used for specifically?