In one of my previous posts I wrote about my very first experiences with Tunisian crochet hooks and how I struggled to find decent ones that suited a beginner. In this post, I'll go on telling you how I went from a cheap but functional bamboo set to more expensive hooks. A third post will come, in which I'll finish my personal reviews of the hooks I tried so far and reveal which are my favourite, too.
After a few projects, I was convinced that I did love Tunisian crochet, and I decided that I really wanted to try those fabulous interchangeable hooks many people sported around the web. Since I liked my bamboo hooks, I chose wooden Prym's Natural for a start. I like these quite a lot, as they're smooth and very pleasant to work with.
Still, I was curious to try something else, too. My crochet friend Davide told me he loved KnitPro's Trendz hooks, so I got 'em and well: I fell in love with these hooks. They have amazing tips and very deep throats, and even though they're not very smooth at first touch, they do become smooth after a few hours' use. I loved them so much, I purchased the long straight and double-ended ones too! They have a nice size range (from 5 mm to 12 mm) and really good price: I strongly recommend them to those who want great Tunisian crochet hooks without having to pay a lot. They're definitely my favourite hooks even if they're not wooden, I tend to almost always use these - on a very superficial note, they're so pretty, too!
Both these interchangeable kind of hooks use KnitPro's cables and stoppers. KnitPro's cables are thin but strong, haven't broken one yet and boy, do I use them! I know some have had problems with KnitPro's needles and hooks, recently, such as tools that break after short use and things like that. It never happened to me, and I use these hooks quite a lot, as I said. Of course, though, I can't guarantee it won't happen to you if you choose to purchase 'em. What I can tell you is that KnitPro has an interesting replacement policy, so this is something you might want to consider when choosing your hooks, too.