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Blue Porcelain Look Crochet Hook Review

 Blue Porcelain Look Crochet Hook Review

I may have a crochet hook or two. My husband says I have a gross amount of hooks, to be honest I probably have more, but who's counting?

From time to time I will indulge in buying a few more hooks.

These crochet hooks made it from my wish list into my cart and back again quite a few times as I changed my mind about colour quantity and accessories. What I really desired for a hook set of this style I couldn't find anywhere. I searched high and low for a colour coded hook set that came in the large and small sizes with all the goodies in a pretty case, in the end it was the pretty carry case that swayed my choice.

I'm sharing some *affiliate links to make it easy if you want to check out the hooks I was so undecided about or you just want to grab these hooks for yourself. This pretty blue porcelain hook set also comes in floral pink, black, colour coded, with extra goodies, or just the larger hooks on their own.


Let's face it, the nooks and crannies of a hook determines how pleasant it is to use so let's take a closer look.

Inspecting the Hooks and Grannies

Case

Water resistant outer, zipper opening, velvet touch interior.

Sizes

The 2.5mm hook is in both the larger set and the smaller set.
  • smaller sizes:  1.0mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.0mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 2.75mm
  • larger sizes: 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm

Materials

  • steel (smaller sizes)
  • aluminium (larger sizes)
  • plastic, rubber (handles)

Numbering method

The numbers and decoration are printed onto the plastic handle.

Numbering unit

Metric measurements only.

Colour

  • white plastic handle featuring printed blue numbers and a pretty design of a pond, flowers and tree although the design is a little distorted and hard to discern
  • blue thumb grip
  • gold tipped (smaller sizes)
  • blue anodised finish (larger sizes)
I know from experience with my other hooks that the printed pattern and numbers will wear off quite quickly, as will the anodised finish and gold colouring.

Head Shape

Rounded.

Throat

Tapered.

Shank

That's the bit between the grip and the throat of the hook.
Some minor variation depending on how each one was glued in. The larger sizes have a shorter shank as the throat and head require more room.

Grip

Soft rubber or plastic.

Handle

Plastic, flat.

Glide rating

Good.

Handfeel and Overall Impression 

I was really excited to try these hooks even though I knew much of the colouring would wear off with use, because they are a similar shape to the bamboo crochet hooks, which are some of my favourite hooks, and the heads on the smaller sizes look just like the ones I like so much on my ergonomic crochet hooks. Reviews on those hooks will be coming soon.

However the plastic handle is so light it feels strange in my hand, I prefer a bit more of a solidness to the feel. The handle is ever so slightly shorter, maybe a millimetre or two less then my bamboo hooks but the overall length is pretty standard. The soft grip seems thin and doesn't add or detract from performance.

The case is great on the outside, it's spill proof which I really like. The inside of the case is padded with individual slots for every hook and a velvet like finish that attracts every bit of dust.

Overall they just feel a little dinky. Maybe they will grow on me over time, if not I will still appreciate having them on display and having a few spare crochet hooks about for those times when I just can't find my favourite ones.


My set of blue porcelain look crochet hooks

This post is not sponsored and was made possible by my lovely husband who bought these hooks for me.

*I love to bring you free crochet patterns, reviews and share projects with you. In order to cover the costs of doing this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, often (not always) these are affiliate links and I may receive a commission. I always give my honest opinion. 

Blue Porcelain Look Crochet Hook Review

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