I come from a long generation of fiber artists: my great-grandmother crocheted, my grandmother knit, and both my mom and my aunt crochet as well. I remember being 5 years old and seeing these gorgeous, brightly colored afghans all around my great-grandmother’s house. She kept them on the sofa, on chairs, and at least one in each bedroom. Everyone in my family has used Susan Bates hooks, so it just seemed natural that I would gravitate towards them too.
Susan Bates Silvalume crochet hooks slide and glide through your yarn easily. They come in a variety of colors so you can identify your hook size just by the color, if it happens to be at the bottom of your crochet bag.
The hooks are made from lightweight aluminium, heat treated for extra strength, and polished to a smooth finish. The finish is important when working with yarn because you don’t want your hook getting caught, or to split your yarn when you are working on your project.
The hooks have an inline head that help to reduce stress on your wrist, and also help keep your gauge consistent. Inline means the head of the hook is in alignment with the rest of the hook, and doesn’t stick out the way some other crochet hooks do, so the stitch stays the same size as it goes over the head and barrel of the hook.
Whether you hold your hook with a pencil grip or a knife grip the thumb rest is comfortable and informational. Here is where you will find the letter size of the hook, along with the millimeter size.
The Susan Bates Silvalume crochet hooks set also comes in an attractive and functional holder so you can take all six hooks on the go with you.
Once you give these a try I think you’ll be “hooked!”
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Available Silvalume hooks are listed below. Go to the page to choose the size hook you’d like.
- Silvalume Crochet Hook
- Silvalume Crochet Hook Set (3 hooks)
- Silvalume Crochet Hook Set (4 hooks)
- Silvalume Crochet Hook Set (6 hooks with pouch)
- Silvalume Afghan Crochet Hook 10″
- Silvalume Afghan Crochet Hook 14″
- Silvalume Flexible Afghan Crochet Hook 22″
- Silvalume Double-End Crochet Hook 10″
- Silvalume Double-End Crochet Hook 14″
- Silvalume Circular Crochet Hook 40″