What Is Your Most Used Crochet Hook?

By Rachel Choi – 17 Comments

Many crocheters have lots of crochet hooks, but if you’re like me there is one hook that you tend to use the most. It will most likely depend on the type of crochet projects you enjoy making and the thickness of yarn or thread you tend to use.

For me, I use a lot of medium/worsted weight yarn to crochet hats, scarves, home decor items, blankets, and bags. Although that is a wide range of projects, I still tend to have a most used hook and secondary hooks that are a size up or down depending on the tension I want to achieve. My most used crochet hook is a Susan Bates size I (5.50 mm). It’s nothing fancy, just a plain aluminum crochet hook that I bought in a starter set a long time ago.

What is your most used crochet hook? What type of projects do you tend to crochet? Join the conversation in the comments below and see what others are saying!

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  1. Mary says:

    The I hook is also my most used. A close second is the J hook.

  2. Pamela says:

    I use my tiny 2.76mm and 1.6mm for little amigurumi. Normal hooks seem super huge to me now when I work with worsted weight!

  3. Bonnie says:

    If I am using thread, I use a Susan Bates steel 5. If I am using yarn, it is usually a Susan Bates E or H. I use my hooks so much that I wear them out. Susan Bates is the ONLY hooks I use.

  4. Laurel says:

    F hook for me! I do a lot of amigurumi.

  5. Linda says:

    I love clover Amour hooks especially, seem to use my 5 mm one a lot I bought one – 4.5mm with a clover stamp on it but it doesn’t feel right not so smooth and just not comfortable, so I seldom pick it up and if I do it gets put down quickly. Often wonder if it’s a knockoff as all the others I have are great to use. Has anyone else had a rogue?

  6. Twinkie Lover says:

    I seem to use the H and I hooks the most. I use the Susan Bates hooks with bamboo handles. They have been lifesavers for me after having to have cortisone shots in each thumb. My hands and thumbs very rarely ever hurt or twitch since.

  7. Debbie says:

    I normally use a Furls Odyssey 3.75 on worsted weight cotton yarn. I just mostly worsted weight so I use that on practically everything. I actually prefer the Odyssey hooks over the wooden ones since it is hard to see dark yarn on them. I also like using the Furls candy hooks as well. I am currently using a 4.0 candy on an acrylic worsted weight yarn and a 6.5 Odyssey on another bulky acrylic charity project. Yes, I am spoiled. Can’t go back to a regular hook now that I have a Furls. Really saves my hands and the yarn just glides over them. They are a joy to use.

  8. Barb says:

    I will visit an For I hook from time to time, but an H hook is my preferred hook. Its just an aluminum hook, nothing fancy. I use it for afghans, scarves, potholders, amigurami animals, shawls, baskets, bowls….you name it! Have tried fancy hooks, but nothing fits me like my trusty aluminum H hook. I am 68 years old and can’t remember a time when I did not have my favorite hook.

  9. Marcia says:

    My favs are J and G (Susan Bates) that I use for scarves, hats, gloves, ponchos, etc. I had to have a P for a baby blanket a couple of years ago & that was quite and experience, but nice. I have at least one of every size available, but mostly use G when I create different scarf patterns, it’s just the perfect size.

  10. valchera says:

    I use basic aluminum hooks, and my favourite sizes are 3,5 mm and 4 mm.

  11. Mary Jo says:

    When all my crocheting was afghans, H was my usual hook on worsted weight yarns. But in the last couple of years I’ve branched out into garments and amigurumi and I’ve used 2.00 – 3.5 mm ergonomic hooks, and even smaller steel hooks. I’ve decided to treat myself to a Furls 3.25 hook (Size D) for my 80th birthday in a couple of weeks, since using these smaller hooks is harder on my hands, not because of arthritis but because of repetitive stress. Right now my favorite hook is 3.00 mm because that’s what I’m using for my current project, a kid’s sweater in dk wool!

  12. I use mainly the K hook. We make a LOT of square afghans for Veterans’ hospitals and prayer shawls for our local Hospice, and the K hook helps me get more out, more quickly!

  13. Sandie says:

    The hook I grab most often is my plain grey Inox Made in Germany hook, usually the H or I with worsted the G with sport or DK.

  14. Elaine says:

    I use a G and a H hook the most right now. Don’t know you made these but they have the plastic handles on them, I have to use them because of my hands hurting while using the Susan Bates that I have tons of and love.I guess i will have to sell them.

  15. Laura says:

    30 years standard metal Boye I or J for diagonal stitch afghans in worsted weight. K or L for chunkier weights. F or G for amigurumi. Funny thing is for knitting I can’t stand metal and use wood.

  16. Cynthia Clouser says:

    I have a boy size H that I use the most. Usually worsted weight yarn while I make afghans for Linus project. Red heart super saver, since I want it to be sturdy and able to take a lot of use.

  17. Erica says:

    My most used hook is my beloved Clover Amour size H!

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