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Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks – Guide – (2020 Update)

The Susan Bates Bamboo and Aluminum crochet hooks are a favorite for many crocheters. People who regularly use Susan Bates Silvalume hooks or other inline hooks with a sharp throat will love this hook.

The bamboo handle is a great option to provide more comfort when crocheting. The bamboo-handled hooks have all the Silvalume head’s advantages with a smooth, warm bamboo handle.

From my research, although this style of Susan Bates hooks are still on the market, they are discontinuing this product line.

Buying a whole set of the 14 sizes may prove difficult, but some individual sizes are still available.

Here’s my Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hook review.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks

Susan Bates Silvalume Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks

These Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks have an aluminum hook section and a bamboo handle.

The handle only covers the lower half of the shaft below the thumb rest, so the throat and neck are the same lengths as other Susan Bates hooks.

So you still aan crochet any stitch you’ve created before using Susan Bates Silvalume Aluminum hooks. The handle is solid. If you experience discomfort when holding an aluminum handle, this is a great alternative.

This hook is also great for crocheters who need a larger handle to prevent or reduce hand cramping. Silvalume hooks have the size etched on the thumb rest and also come in different colors for each size.

Hooks measure 5-1/2in.

Pros

  • Comfortable to hold
  • Silky smooth surface
  •  Lightweight
  •  Yarn glides smoothly

Cons

  • Some users found due to the way they hold their hooks, this hook didn’t suit them.
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Susan Bates Steelite Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks

Susan Bates Steelite Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks

These are the finer steel hooks used with crochet thread. Steelite (steel for thread) hooks have the sized etched on the thumb rest but and are available in silver. These hooks are sized from 0.9 mm to 2.7 mm.  

There aren’t as many comfort hooks for thread crocheters, so this would be a good option. This style of Susan Bates Crochet hooks seems harder to find.  

Pros

  • Great for people with arthritis who do delicate crochet work 
  • The bamboo handle feels warm to the touch

Cons

  • Limited availability
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Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks Set   

Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks Set

All these hooks have the bamboo handle and the inline aluminum hook. 

Set includes B-1 (2.25mm), C-2 (2.75mm), D-3 (3.25mm), E-4 (3.5mm), F-5 (3.75mm), G-6 (4.25mm), 7 (4.5mm), H-8 (5.0mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6.0mm), K-10-1/2 (6.5mm), L-11 (8mm), M-13 (9mm), and N-15 (10mm) hooks. 

Pros

  • Great range of sizes
  • Color-coded
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Easy to use
  • The perfect combination of a Susan Bates inline crochet hook and a warm bamboo handle.

Cons

  • Availability is limited
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FAQ 

Do Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks Come Apart?

I’ve seen one customer review where they’ve experienced the bamboo handle comes off the hook. It may have just been bad luck with a faulty product.

It can happen with manufacturing that some more inferior quality items slip through. Always choose to purchase with a store that offers returns.

If you prefer an inline hook with a sharp throat for yarn crocheting or looking for an affordable comfort hook for thread crochet, I recommend the Susan Bates Bamboo Handle hooks.

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