Susan Bates Ergonomic Crochet Hooks Guide & Review

By Jodie Morgan

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Susan Bates has a broad range of crochet hooks. The Susan Bates Soft Ergonomic Hooks are their answer to making crocheting for long periods more comfortable.

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If you suffer from wrist strain, hand, or arm pain, try these. Crocheters with arthritis, tendinitis or carpal tunnel find these ergonomic crochet hooks work well.

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Silvalume Soft Handle Aluminum Crochet Hook


These Susan Bates Silvalume Soft Ergonomic Crochet Hooks combine Susan Bates’ renowned aluminum hooks with an ergonomic sleeve that covers everything below the thumb rest.

One of the well known inline hook brands.

This Silvalume Soft Handle Aluminum Crochet Hook has an inline hook head for uniform stitches. The inline crochet head helps reduce wrist motion.

Susan Bates is a company that has been making crochet hooks since 1861, and they’re primarily credited with the invention of the inline head.

It also is reported to be more comfortable to use and suitable for those with hand pain than, say, the tapered hook head option.

This hook has a soft-touch plastic handle. The handle is slightly longer than other Susan Bates hooks to suit someone with a larger hand. The longer handle on these aluminum hooks allows you to relax your grip.

The handles help with patterns such as blankets which require lots of stitching. Your hands will feel more comfortable.

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The handle is not as thick as the Susan Bates Bamboo handle hooks.

If you crochet with a pencil grip, the soft touch handle will feel more comfortable resting on your hand. However, if you have a different grip, say a knife grip, the thumb rest is right where you need it.

Of course, this is all down to experience. As a crocheter, you’ll have to see if it works for you.

It is warmer than an all-metal hook.

A different size hook will work with the yarn type you are using.

They are 5.5 inches long and come in the following hook sizes:

  • 3.50mm E – 4 US
  • 3.75mm F – 5 US
  • 4.00mm G – 6 US
  • 4.50mm 7 US
  • 5.00mm H – 8 US
  • 5.50mm I – 9 US
  • 6.00mm J – 10 US
  • 6.50mm K – 10 1/2 US

You can order them in sets of about four different sizes for the same price. Available in the following options.

  • E, F, G, H
  • I, J, K, #7
  • E, F, G, #7
  • G, H, I, J,
  • H, I, J, #7
  • H, I, J, K


  • Fast shipping, enter your delivery address for the cost of shipping
  • Excellent customer service with a rating value of 5 stars
  • The hooks come in a patterned zipper pouch available in assorted colors, green or blue if you buy a set.
  • The bags are made by the yarn & notions company Knitters Pride
  • Made in Mexico
  • They come in excellent condition
  • Good range of sizes available.
  • Very affordable
  • Color-coded


  • Though a case is included, there are only two choices for the color
  • This seller doesn’t send to the United Kingdom

Alternatives For Susan Bates Ergonomic Hooks

If you’re looking for something affordable that’s slightly similar, an ergonomic crochet hook handle from Susan Bates might be a good choice. These are a soft handle designed for people who hold the hook with a pencil grip.

You put them over the top of a regular hook handle.

Unfortunately, the options for this product from Susan Bates don’t have particularly positive reviews.

They can be found at a craft store or online.

For better options on this item, please read my post on the best ergonomic crochet hook handles.

However, for more options of ergonomic crochet hooks in themselves and not just a handle, read my post on the complete guide and review of Ergonomic Crochet Hooks here.

Susan Bates has a limited range of ergonomic crochet hooks. However, there are other high-quality, affordable options.

What are some alternatives you’d recommend? Let me know down below. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

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Jodie Morgan From Crochet Penguin

Jodie Morgan (Author & Founder)

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate crocheter and blogger with 17+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother, she fell in love with crocheting after her first child was born. When she’s not crocheting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online crochet community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on socials.

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