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Tunisian crochet hooks – Pt. 3 / Uncinetti tunisini – Parte 3

In the last few weeks I published two posts (one and two) in which I talked about my experience with Tunisian crochet hooks. First post was about being a beginner and struggling to find decent hooks, and second post was about finding some quality one that I'm in love with. In this third post I'll write about some other hooks I have, and hopefully you'll have a bit more information to help you choose your own. The last Tunisian crochet hooks I bought are Denise Interchangeable Hooks(which come in grey and Pastel sets too; Pastel sets cost 5$ more, as 5$ are given to cancer research. You can read more aboutDenise's Pink Project hereThe company also joined Stitch Red campaign to fight heart diseases). Denise is a very famous brand of knitting needles and crochet hooks, dating back to 1973 and proudly producing their tools in the USA ever since. The quality of these tools is very high indeed, and it's no wonder they're loved by knitters and crocheters all around…

Tunisian crochet hooks - Pt. 2 / Uncinetti tunisini - Parte 2

In one of my previous posts I wrote about my very first experiences with Tunisian crochet hooks and how I struggled to find decent ones that suited a beginner. In this post, I'll go on telling you how I went from a cheap but functional bamboo set to more expensive hooks. A third post will come, in which I'll finish my personal reviews of the hooks I tried so far and reveal which are my favourite, too. After a few projects, I was convinced that I did love Tunisian crochet, and I decided that I really wanted to try those fabulous interchangeable hooks many people sported around the web. Since I liked my bamboo hooks, I chose wooden Prym's Natural for a start. I like these quite a lot, as they're smooth and very pleasant to work with. Still, I was curious to try something else, too. My crochet friend Davide told me he loved KnitPro's Trendz hooks, so I got 'em and well: I fell in love with these hooks. They have amazing tips and very deep throats, and even though …

Tunisian crochet hooks, pt. 1 / Uncinetti tunisini, parte 1

When it comes to Tunisian crochet, one of the first issues people face is: which hooks should I choose? I decided to write about my own experience in 2 or 3 posts, and hopefully help some of you. When I first wanted to try Tunisian crochet, I only had a couple of long hooks at home, and they were definitely too thin for a newbie, like 2,5 mm or such. So I headed to a local store and bought me a nice 5 mm one. It was the classic long, straight aluminium hook with a plastic stopper at one end and a pretty rounded tip at the other end, branded Pony. I practiced a bit with it, and I struggled because of the rounded tip. I didn't give up, though: I purchased some bigger sizes by the same brand, which were double-ended and all plasticI couldn't use those to save my life. The yarn didn't glide on them, and using them hurt my wrist terribly. Silly newbie I was, I blamed it all on the technique itself and took a pause from it, even though I did enjoy it. Too painful. Keep in min…