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.
If you suffer from wrist strain, hand, or arm pain, you might like to try these. Crocheters who experience arthritis, tendinitis, or carpal tunnel have also found these ergonomic crochet hooks work well.
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Silvalume Soft Handle Aluminum Crochet Hook
This Silvalume Soft Handle Aluminum Crochet Hook has an inline hook head for uniform stitches.
Susan Bates is a company that has been making crochet hooks since 1861, and they are largely 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 allows you to relax your grip.
The handle is not as thick as the Susan Bates Bamboo 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, it may not be easier to use than a normal hook.
Of course, this is all down to experience. You’ll have to see if it works for you.
It is warmer than an all-metal hook.
They are 5.5 inches long and come in the following 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 buy 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
- Excellent customer service
- 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
- Though a case is included, there are only two choices for the color.
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 good reviews.
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.
Unfortunately, Susan Bates has a limited range of ergonomic crochet hooks. However, the good news is there is plenty of good quality, affordable options on the market.
What are some alternatives you’d recommend? Let me know down below. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.