Review: Tulip Etimo Crochet Hooks

Posted by Jenn

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My go-to tools for every project, Tulip Etimo crochet hooks are designed for the crafter who means business.

For years, I used the standard crochet hooks you can purchase in mass-market craft stores. I even pitched in some money to buy high-end hooks - usually made with bamboo - from local yarn shops. While these hooks were fine (and certainly got the job done), I often found myself struggling with joint and wrist pain - especially during the holidays when I'm furiously whipping out projects for friends, family, and my online shop.

Long story short: I knew if I wanted to take my craft seriously, I needed to make sure I didn't get carpal tunnel. It was time to find a solution.

Enter the Tulip Etimo crochet hooks. Not only can you get them in various shades of pink, but they may have saved me from serious health complications.

Needless to say, I splurged for the pink Rose set and have never regretted my decision. The set not only comes with the hooks you'll need for almost every crochet project (10 sizes), but it also includes some super sharp mini-scissors (which are always necessary in my house) and two blunt, large-eyed needles. The set is enclosed in a feminine, zippered case that's accented by a tassel and crystal. For sure, you won't feel boring carrying these hooks around.

For those of you who crochet more delicate items, first of all: you are brave. Second of all, Tulip also makes a set for you! This pretty blue steel hook set comes with all the fixin's the Rose set has and also includes a tape measure.

Each hook consists of a sturdy, smooth tip that can handle a lot of abuse while also quickly gliding through any yarn's fiber content. Thanks to the slightly contoured handle with slight cushion, I'm able to keep a firm grip on my hook and easily maintain even tension.

Perhaps my biggest struggle was the transition to Tulip's hook sizing. While the set contains a guide on translating between millimeters and US letter designations, the hooks are only labeled by number. Therefore, if you're not used to these alternate (though standard) measurements, you'll be referencing the cheat sheet quite often at first. Obviously, this isn't a dealbreaker, but worth noting if you're a beginner.

Have you tried these crochet hooks before? If so, let us know what you think in the comments. And of course, if you'd like to take them for a spin, you can purchase them right here on the Blitsy website!