My Favourite Crochet Hooks – What I Use To Make Amigurumi

Hi friends! In this post, I’m sharing my favourite crochet hooks for amigurumi. You’ll find my recommendations for yarn/thread in this post, and my recommendations for miscellaneous tools I use in this post.

And just a heads up, I live in Canada, so majority of the information and stores I mention in this post will be specifically Canadian/American.

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My Recommendation for Crochet Hooks


Clover Amour Hooks

Clover Amour Hooks - My Favourite Crochet Hooks - What I Use To Make Amigurumi

These are my absolute favourite hooks to crochet with! I’ve noticed that I’m able to crochet for longer periods of time when I use these hooks.

What I love about these hooks:

  • The handles are soft but grippy and easy to hold. Nothing on the handles stick out so it doesn’t chafe your fingers when you’re holding the hook.
  • The handles are colourful and make it easy to differentiate sizes.
  • The hook has a matte coating that helps it glide through the stitches really well.
  • The hook and tip aren’t too sharp so it doesn’t catch on your yarn when you draw loops up.
  • These hooks are super light, so they don’t put a strain your hands or wrists.

You may not like these if:

  • You have bigger hands. These hooks are quite small when compared to chunky ergonomic hooks. So if you like those, you may not like the Clover Amour Hooks.
  • You have a very limited budget. These hooks aren’t expensive, but they aren’t cheap either. The cost of a full 10-piece set can vary between $60-100 CAD ($52-80 USD), depending on whether or not there is a sale. Individually, each hook costs around $7-15 CAD ($6-9 USD).
  • You don’t like purchasing items online. This might just be a Canadian problem, but I have a really hard time finding individual Clover Amour Hooks stocked locally.

Where can you purchase these hooks?

  • Michael’s – Michael’s in Canada only sells the 10-piece set (and a few jumbo hooks). It retails for $99 CAD, but with a coupon it’s roughly $70 before taxes are applied.
  • WeCrochet – WeCrochet sells the 10-piece set as well as all the individual sizes. The hooks are usually always on sale on the WeCrochet site, but there is a minimum spend of $75 USD if you live in Canada ($65 if you live in the States) to qualify for free shipping.
  • Amazon – You’ll be able to find sellers selling the 10-piece set and the individual sizes on Amazon. The individual hooks they sell on Amazon are pretty limited though, and are a little pricier when compared to WeCrochet. However, delivery is free if you have Amazon Prime; so if you’re only looking to buy one or two hooks, this is a great option.

Here are the three hook sizes I use the most for my Amigurumi:

3.25mm (D) Hook
2.75mm (C) Hook
2.25mm (B) Hook

WeCrochet Bright Crochet Hook Set

This was the first set of crochet hooks I decided to purchase when I decided to take crocheting a bit more seriously. I still really enjoy using them! This set is great for beginners who are just starting out and may not want to invest too much money into the hobby.

WeCrochet Bright Crochet Hook Set - My Favourite Crochet Hooks - What I Use To Make Amigurumi

What I like about these hooks:

  • This set is SUPER cheap. It costs $9.99 USD for a set of 9 hooks. It’s great value for a pretty decent set of hooks.
  • The hooks are aluminum, so they’re quite sturdy.
  • The handles are ergonomic.
  • Like the Clover Amours, the handles are colourful and make it easy to differentiate sizes.

What I don’t like about these hooks:

  • The handles aren’t as soft and comfortable to hold as the Clover Amour hooks.
  • The smaller hooks are not US standard hook sizes. The sizes for the smaller hooks are in-between the standard US hook sizes, so you’ll need to make slightly adjustments to your tension.
  • If you’re picky, you’ll notice that there are some lines on the handle from where the rubber oozed out of the mould. This extra bit can rub on your fingers and cause chafing.
  • The hooks don’t have a matte coating, so they tend to squeak against the yarn when crocheting tightly. This isn’t a big deal, but does kind of bother me when I crochet for a longer period of time.
  • The rubber of the handle breaks down quite a bit if you use it a lot. As the rubber breaks down, the hook will start to wobble in the handle more, and eventually the hook will come out completely. The rubber on two of my most used hooks (3mm & 3.5mm) have already worn off.

Overall, these are decent hooks for a great price.

Where can you purchase these hooks?

You’ll find this set on the WeCrochet site!


Amour Steel Crochet Hooks

Amour Steel Crochet Hooks - My Favourite Crochet Hooks - What I Use To Make Amigurumi

This is what I use to make my tiny flowers and tiny ami with!

What I like about these hooks:

  • The handles are soft but grippy and easy to hold. Nothing on the handles stick out so it doesn’t chafe your fingers when you’re holding the hook.
  • The handles are colourful and make it easy to differentiate sizes. Also, it’s pastel and really cute.
  • The hook tips are sharp and makes it easier to insert your hook into tiny stitches.

What I don’t like about these hooks:

  • The sharp hook tips, while helpful for getting into smaller stitches, can chafe your index finger. Whenever I make tiny ami, I like to wrap my index finger with tape or a bandaid to help prevent the chafing.
  • Personally speaking, I don’t use these much when making amigurumi. Unless you’re specifically into making tiny ami or lacework, you likely won’t use these hooks often.
  • They’re a bit on the pricey side (the 7-piece set ranges from $50-80 USD).

Where can you purchase these hooks?

  • WeCrochet – WeCrochet sells the 7-piece set as well as the individual sizes. I personally think that if you’re in to tiny ami, the 7-piece set is great. The yarn you use for tiny ami isn’t always standard, so it’s always good to have multiple sizes on hand to play around with.
  • Amazon – You’ll also find the 7-piece set and individual sizes on Amazon as well.

These are the hooks I personally recommend to people when they ask for my favourite hooks to crochet with. With that being said, hook preferences are VERY personal. Everyone’s hand size and shape is different, so you may swear by something that doesn’t really work for someone else.

Have you tried any of these hooks? What hooks have you tried and what do you swear by? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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