How do I choose a crochet hook?

How do I choose a crochet hook?

Are you new to crochet or are you an experienced crocheter? No matter how new or old are you to the craft, you often come across the question, how do I choose a crochet hook? There is no one simple answer to this question. Choosing crochet hooks mostly depends on the project you have in mind, but many other factors affect the choice. 

The beginners to crochet choose the most common hook size and start on their projects. But once you are more involved in the craft, you must have a collection of crochet hooks of all different sizes. It is also convenient to invest in a crochet hook set that combines the most-used sizes that can be used for one or many crochet projects.

How do I choose a crochet hook?

When you think of your craft, you think of joy that brings to you and this joy of crafting is truly enhanced when you invest in premium handcrafted tools. Crafted by skilled artisans, Lantern Moon crochet hooks are a worthwhile investment in your loved art of crocheting. The makers of knitting needles and crochet hooks celebrate personal luxury through the nuances of purity and textures that delight the senses.

Understanding crochet hook sizes to use before choosing The 'Right' One.

When you refer to crochet hook size, it means the size of the hook head and throat of the hook. Size refers to the diameter and not the length. Most crochet hooks are of the same average length but come in different sizes. Crochet hook size also determines the size of the stitches that you will create. The general rule for crochet is, the thicker the yarn, the bigger the hook size to use while the smallest is used only for fine lace thread.

Here’s a quick hook sizing guide that you can refer to:


2.25 mm


2.75 mm


3.25 mm


3.5 mm


3.75 mm


4 mm


5 mm


5.5 mm


6 mm


6.5 mm


8 mm


9 mm


10 mm


The best crochet hooks will only help you craft the best crochet projects when you understand the right crochet sizes. When choosing the right crochet hook for your project, there are some things that you must know.

How do I choose a crochet hook?

Yarn Fiber and Yarn Weight

Yarn fiber has a lot to do with your choice of crochet hook size. It also has a lot to do with whether your crochet stitches look tight or loose. The most used yarn fibers are cotton and wool. Cotton fiber mostly widens on combining a big hook with thin yarn. On the other hand, wool fiber creates tight crochet stitches when used with a small hook.

Yarn weight refers to the yarn thickness. This too is important to understand when choosing a crochet hook. Most yarn labels offer this information with suggestions of knitting needle size or crochet hook size.

The Look of the Project

Before starting a crochet project, it is important to know what your finished project should look like. The finished look also affects the choice of crochet hook size. 

Most crochet patterns include the information of hook size and yarn weight combination to achieve the right finish. If you use a small hook with thick yarns, the crochet fabric finish tends to be tight with smaller spaces in between stitches. The most common example is the Amigurumi projects. For loose and flowy drapes like scarves, rugs, etc., your stitches must have more spaces between stitches. This look can be created by combining a larger crochet hook with a thinner yarn.

How do I choose a crochet hook?

If you are just starting with crochet, follow the suggestions given on the yarn label and patterns. The more you crochet, the more experience you gain in combining various hook sizes and yarn weights to design a crochet project with the texture and finish you like. Or you can trust the experts to provide the best crafting tools to you.

Crochet Hook Materials

When choosing a crochet hook, the focus is on the right size but we recommend considering the right material too. There is no right or wrong to a preference, it should be the right fit in your hands. The tool must feel comfortable in your hands and inspire you to create. Like knitting needles, crochet hooks too are available in different materials such as wood, bamboo, acrylic, carbon, metal, stainless steel, etc.

Many knitters are of the opinion, that of all the available tools, the handcrafted wood crochet hooks from Lantern Moon offer a luxury crafting experience. Lantern Moon’s premium hooks provide a better grip on the yarn. They have an earthy and warm feel to them that lets you go on crocheting for long hours without any fatigue. The fine-quality handcrafted hooks are also a great choice when beginning crocheting or teaching the craft to newbies.

Handcrafted premium tools for crochet 

Lantern Moon offers handcrafted crochet hooks and knitting needles of premium ebony wood. The benefits of the wood and the manufacturers are passed on to the crafters. The wood’s liquid velvety finish ensures a smooth, snag-free crochet experience, no matter the yarn material used. The warmth of the ebony wood makes it very easy on the hand and minimizes fatigue.

Another choice for the crafters is The Lantern Moon Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook. An ergonomic tool, the set comes with two crochet hooks connected by a cord. The meticulous design of the hooks ensures smooth crocheting. Available in the standard range of sizes, this crochet hook is available along with a variety of cord lengths that can be changed according to the requirements of the project.

The Bequest Tunisian Crochet Hook Set from Lantern Moon contains the 6 most popular sizes of interchangeable crochet hooks in US Sizes with nylon-coated stainless-steel cords & accessories. Designed by artisans for the use of crafters, the crochet hook case is made of Khadi silk with lovely floral motif embroidery. The zippered case keeps all hooks and cords safely stored and organized. 

For handcrafted knitting needles, crochet tools, and accessories, Lantern Moon has a collection that focuses on a joyous crafting experience. Enhance the love of knitting and crocheting art, follow our blog for more information.

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