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Bamboo Crochet Hooks – A Complete Guide To Your Best Options

Smooth, slightly grippy, and sustainable, what’s not to love about bamboo as a material for a crochet hook? Of course, they’re not for everyone, but hooks made of this have many things going for them.

Here are my review and recommendations of the best bamboo crochet hooks.

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Bamboo Crochet Hook Sets

12 Piece Bamboo Crochet Hooks

Fantasy Fibers 12 Piece Bamboo Crochet Hook Set

An affordable set of 12 different sizes, made of carbonized bamboo. An excellent range of sizes for a variety of projects.

Features

  • Sizes Included – 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 6.5mm, 7.0mm, 8.0mm, 9.0mm, 10mm
  • Style Of Hook – Inline

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Fast shipping
  • Comfortable to use
  • Lovely wood grains

Cons

  • The length isn’t specified

20 Pcs/Set Baby Handle Bamboo Crochet Hooks

20 piece Bamboo Crochet Hook on Rosebeading Etsy Store

A compact and affordable set of both regular hooks and steel hooks. With these, you can handle all sorts of yarn weights and different crocheted items.

Features

  • Bamboo Sizes Included – 1.0mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.0mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, & 2.75mm
  • Length – 13.5cm
  • Bamboo Handle Sizes Included – 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 6.5mm, 7.0mm, 8.0mm, 9.0mm, & 10.0mm
  • Length – 14.8cm
  • Style Of Hook – Inline
  • Made From – Bamboo, and smaller sizes are bamboo handle with metal stainless steel hooks and shaft.
  • Notions Included – Carry case.

Pros

  • Convenient case
  • Small and compact
  • Affordable
  • Smooth and warm to the touch
  • Fast shipping
  • Great for a crocheter with hand pain

Cons

  • You get what you pay for
  • Limited availability

Bamboo Handled Crochet Hooks

Bamboo Handle Metal Crochet hooks Yellow crafts Etsy Store

Featuring a bamboo handle for comfort and ease of use, but a steel head to get into stitches easier, this set provides the best of both worlds.

Features

  • Sizes Included – 0.50mm, 0.75mm, 1.0mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.0mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, & 2.75mm
  • Style Of Hook – Inline
  • Length – 13cm
  • Made From – Bamboo & Stainless Steel

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Good quality

Cons

  • Can take a while to ship
  • You get what you pay for
  • The only sizes available are steel hooks
  • No case included

Bamboo Tunisian Crochet Hooks

Excellent for doing large projects like afghans and sweaters with Tunisian crochet, these are lightweight and smooth.

With a long cable length and an excellent range of sizes, you can make all manner of crochet projects.

Features

  • Sizes Included – US 2 or C (3.0mm), US 4 or E (3.50mm), US 6 or G (4.0mm), US 7 (4.5mm), US 8 or H (5.0mm), US 9 or I (5.5mm), US 10 or J (6.0mm), US 10.5 or K (6.5mm), 7.0mm, US 11 or L (8.0mm), US 13 or M (9.0mm), US 15 or N (10.0mm)
  • Style Of Hook – 47″ including the cable and stopper
  • Length – Not Specified

Pros

  • Fast shipping
  • Sizes are marked on each one
  • Good cable length
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Very affordable
  • Easy to work with
  • Good cord flexibility

Cons

  • You get what you pay for
  • Some customers found some of the hooks haven’t been appropriately sanded, so they snagged the yarn.

Inline Bamboo Crochet Hooks

Chiaogoo Bamboo Hooks available on FrameAndFiberNJ Esty Shop

These inline crochet hooks are manufactured by the Chinese company Chiaogoo. They’re made from treated bamboo, while retaining their natural color and wood grains, and are designed for comfort.

The hook is tapered with a hold specifically designed to be as ergonomic as possible.

Features

  • Sizes Available – US Sizes E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, Q, R, S, T & U.
  • Style Of Hook – Inline

Pros

  • Super fast shipping
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Very comfortable
  • Sizes are permanently laser etched on each hook

Cons

  • Length isn’t specified
  • Some sizes aren’t available

Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks

Susan Bates sells excellent bamboo handle crochet hooks in a variety of sizes.

For more information, read my post on Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks.

Clover Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hooks

Clover sells a range of bamboo hooks, both normal one, and Tunisian ones, from excellent quality Japanese bamboo.

For more on these crochet hooks, read my post on bamboo crochet hooks clover.

Your Questions Answered

Why Use Bamboo Crochet Hooks?

Here is a list of good reasons why you should use a bamboo crochet hook.

  • They’re smooth and warm to the touch
  • Sustainable material
  • Affordable and cheaper than wooden crochet hooks.
  • Excellent for beginners as the stitches don’t slide off accidentally
  • Comfortable, especially for people with arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome

Are Bamboo Crochet Hooks Better?

That’s hard to say. Bamboo hooks are better for some people, and others don’t like them. It boils down to a matter of personal preference.

How Do I Make My Bamboo Crochet Hook Smoother?

Rubbing them with a dry, soft cloth is an excellent way to make your bamboo crochet hook smoother. Some crocheters suggest using wood wax —more information in this video.

Hopefully, this post helped you decide what the best bamboo hooks are, and whether they’re right for you.

If you like or dislike using bamboo, why is this? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

Something I forgot? Or have a question? Leave a comment at the end.

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