CARON-Tulip Etimo Crochet Hooks. Doris Chan says it best: The biggest advantage of the ETIMO hook is the elastomeric comfort grip. It is revolutionary, supremely comfortable, functional, and durable. It has a soft, smooth, cushy feel and fits perfectly in my hand. She never wants to be without hers. Plus Etimo hooks are made from durable superior quality aluminum with a polished finish that does not flake or chip. Even better, the handle's length and depth of the hook itself make stitching easier, too. The result is a crocheter's dream that allows longer stitching with more accuracy and greater comfort. Imported.