These ergonomic hooks are excellent if you have Arthritis. Crocheting without pain is possible.
Here are the best crochet hooks for arthritic hands.
I reviewed and updated this post on January 2nd, 2022
Table Of Contents
- Best Ergonomic Crochet Hooks For Arthritis
- Clover Amour Crochet Hook
- Furls Crochet Streamline Crochet Hooks
- Tulip Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
- Yarniss Crochet Hooks
- Boye Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
- What Are The Most Comfortable Crochet Hooks?
- How To Choose The Best Ergonomic Crochet Hook
- What To Look For In Ergonomic Crochet Hooks For Arthritis
- Tips For Crocheting Comfortably
- Your Questions Answered
Best Ergonomic Crochet Hooks For Arthritis
Clover Amour Crochet Hook
Crocheters highly recommend these hooks. The elastomer handle is easy to grip and super comfortable. These are the most comfortable crochet hooks. Extended periods of crocheting will be a breeze using this hook.
Designed to alleviate pain and discomfort that is suffered from Arthritis.
Each size has a different colored handle for easy identification. The hook is aluminum in most of the range. The larger sized hooks are plastic. They are wonderful for all sorts of crochet projects.
Clover crochet hook reviews are very positive and loved by crocheters.
- Sizes Available – B (2.25mm) – P/Q
- Style Of Hook – Tapered
- Length – Sizes B- J are 5-7/8″ long (Sizes K – PQ have varying lengths from 6-1/8″ to 6-1/2″)
- Bright colors
- The handles are smooth and lightweight.
- The handles are medium width.
- Sizing is imprinted in the rubber handles, making it easy to tell what size hook it is.
- Suitable for both pencil hold and knife hold crocheters.
- The aluminum shaft has no burring so that it won’t snag your yarn. The larger hooks (size K and up) have a plastic shaft. These ergonomic hooks also lightweight even though they are larger and longer.
- A little heavier than a metal or bamboo hook.
Furls Crochet Streamline Crochet Hooks
Furls source sustainable woods with beautiful grains and character. Streamline hooks are more affordable due to machine automation.
100% handmade with care, hand-healthy ergonomics, smooth surface, and warm to the touch. Enjoy crocheting again without the pain and discomfort that Arthritis brings.
I love crocheting with my Teak Streamline hook pictured in the middle above. The yarn just glides over the surface and the hook easily gets into each stitch. I find the larger handle fits comfortably in my palm.
- Sizes Available – D (3.25mm) – P (10.0mm)
- Style Of Hook – A unique combination of tapered and inline.
- Length – 7 inches long.
- Made From – Different woods – Camwood, Teak, and Ebony.
- The tip of these ergonomic hooks are great for stitch penetration.
- Comfortable in your hand and reduces hand pain
- Less strain on the wrists and fingers
- Letter and metric size stamp on the handle
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- The length may take time to get reasonable control at first.
Tulip Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Tulip hooks are ergonomic. The cushion support grip fits comfortably in the hand so that you can crochet for longer with less fatigue. Great news for people who crochet and who experience pain when crocheting.
Etimo crochet hooks are super comfortable to use.
This beautiful crochet hook set contains the following:
Set includes 8 hooks in sizes D3 (3.25mm), E4 (3.5mm), F5 (3.75mm), G6 (4mm), 7 (4.5mm), H8 (5mm), I9 (5.5mm), and J10 (6mm)
- Silver handled Tulip scissors
- 2 x steel yarn needles
- Stylish grey carry case
- Lovely feel in the hands
- Smooth aluminum hooks so yarn won’t snag
- Lessens hand pain and are comfortable to hold
- Hooks are made in Japan with exacting precision
- The fabric case and snap are durable
- The plastic holders for each hook don’t tear after multiple uses.
- The darker color handle may not appeal
Yarniss Crochet Hooks
These hooks have non-slip color-coded ergonomic handles and are comfortable to use. This makes it much easier for a person to crochet for long periods. Crocheting will be much more enjoyable!
- Sizes Included – B 2.0mm, C 2.5mm, D 3.0mm, E 3.5mm, F 4.0mm, G 4.5mm, H 5.0mm, I 5.5mm , J 6.0mm, K 6.5mm, 7.0mm , L 8.0mm , M 9.0mm, N 10.0mm
- Style Of Hook – Tapered
- Length – 6 1/8 inches
- Made From – Hooks are aluminum, and the handles are elastomer.
- Notions Included – 9 yarn needles, ten stitch markers, a pair of scissors, and a fabric case.
- Hook sizes are marked on the handle
- Soft grip color coded handle
- Smooth aluminum hook
- Some users found the case a little small to fit everything into
- The plastic stitch markers were a bit rough.
Boye Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
This set includes twelve ergonomic crochet hooks, and each handle has a soft rubber grip.
If you like a tapered hook, this brand is well known.
- Sizes Included – B 2.25mm, C 2.75mm, D 3.125mm, E 3.5mm, F 3.75mm, G 4.25mm, H 5mm, I 5.25mm, J 5.75mm, K 6.5mm, L 8mm, and N 10mm
- Style Of Hook – Tapered
- Thumb rest
- Sizes are marked on the handle
- Handles are color coded according to size
- Some users found the surface of the hook a little rough
What Are The Most Comfortable Crochet Hooks?
Each crocheter will have a preference as to the length of the hook and width of the handle. The soft grip elastomer handles are very popular due to the comfort experienced.
How To Choose The Best Ergonomic Crochet Hook
There are many hooks available. Choose one with all the correct features to ensure it helps make crocheting more comfortable and pain-free.
The crochet hook needs to have a comfortable handle.
Avoid hooks made entirely from metal. Having just the hook made from aluminum is fine, but the handle should not be metal. A rubber handle is what you need.
What To Look For
The best ergonomic crochet hook for Arthritis is one with a soft grip rubber handle. The ergonomic handle’s shape and length are designed for comfort in the hand when crocheting for long periods.
Tips For Crocheting Comfortably With Arthritis & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Prepare your hands by placing them in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes and soak. Then towel dry.
- Turn your wrists in a circular motion go one way and then the other. Do this for a good 3 minutes.
- Shake out your arms for a minute or so.
- Place your hands in a prayer position. Keeping your hands touching, bend your hands to one side and then to the center. Then bend your hands to the other side.
- Repeat this movement but with your fingers splayed.
- If you are sitting, make sure you get up regularly and stretch and walk around.
- Use the best ergonomic crochet hooks.
Your Questions Answered
Is Crocheting Bad For Arthritis?
The good news for people who have Arthritis is that you can still crochet! It is essential to have a crochet hook with an ergonomic handle.
Suppose you have only been using metal hooks. In that case, when you try an ergonomic hook, you will be delighted with how much more comfortable they are.
You will need to take breaks and perform some simple stretches at regular times. The use of a wrist guard or stress relief glove may also help.
Can You Crochet With Arthritis?
Yes, you can crochet with Arthritis. Ergonomic crochet hooks will help to make crocheting more comfortable. It is essential to rest at regular intervals and do some hand exercises.
Can Crocheting Be Bad For Your Hands?
Crocheting is not bad for your hands if you are aware of the effects of repetitive movement.
Doing something for a long time, using the same muscles/tendons can cause pain, particularly if you have Arthritis.
Other repetitive stress disorders are Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or Repetitive Strain Injury in your hand, wrist, and arms.
It is best to use an ergonomic crochet hook to experience comfort in your hands when crocheting.
Make sure you are taking regular breaks and doing stretches.
Are Wooden Crochet Hooks Good To Use?
Wooden hooks are warm to the touch and are lightweight. Wooden Crochet hooks that have an ergonomic handle like the Furls Streamline mentioned above are excellent.
Hope this selection of the best comfort crochet hooks helped you.
Please leave any questions in the comments section below or message me here.
My daughter uses Clover. I’ve been using metal, but I have arthritis so I’m searching for options. I was looking into a lighted set. Opinion please.
Hi Lisa. Most of the lighted sets are plastic handles that are thicker, so hopefully more comfortable than your metal ones, but will have a little more weight. I have a post about some on the market if you search Lighted Hooks on my sites.
The Clover are lightweight and comfortable to hold. Have you tried using your daughter’s ones as a test?
I love the Furls crochet hooks, they are more expensive but are so comfortable in my hands. Let’s know how you get on. Cheers Jodie
Which is the best tulip hooks for arthritic hands and a tremor thank you for your help and advice x
Hi Paula. The range of Tulip Etimo Hooks have a soft ergonomic handle. The Tulip Hook set that I have in my review is the Tulip Etimo Grey Set with 8 hooks in sizes D3 (3.25mm), E4 (3.5mm), F5 (3.75mm), G6 (4mm), 7 (4.5mm), H8 (5mm), I9 (5.5mm), and J10 (6mm). https://crochetpenguin.com/recommends/tulip-etimo-crochet-hooks/ The hooks are aluminum in a gold color with a charcoal grey handle. The Tulip Etimo Rose Crochet Hooka have handles in various shades of pink and the hook is a matt silver. https://crochetpenguin.com/recommends/etimo-tulip-rose-crochet-hooks/ I have a post about the range of Tulip Crochet Hooks that gives much more detail that you will find helpful.
https://crochetpenguin.com/tulip-etimo-crochet-hooks/ I think you would benefit from either set. These hooks are an investment if you buy a whole set. Perhaps try buying one in a size you regularly use and test it out. Cheers Jodie