Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Curved Handle Crochet Hook Review

Curved Handle Crochet Hooks

From time to time I indulge in buying a few crochet hooks.

Every time I saw these curved handle crochet hooks I would scroll on past thinking they were just too gimmicky, that the shape was silly and they're pink, which is not my favourite colour. If they were eucalyptus green I probably would have grabbed them in a heart beat just because of the leaf like shape.

My curiosity finally got the better of me and I purchased a set of these curvy beauties and they were not at all what I expected.

Inspecting the Nooks and Crannies of curved handle hooks

Inspecting the Hooks and Grannies

It's the nooks and crannies of a hook that determines how pleasant it is to use so let's take a closer look at these *curious crochet hooks (affiliate link).




5 sizes
2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm


Hard plastic

Numbering method

The numbers are cast with the handle in relief (raised) and won't be rubbing off, well, ever.

Numbering unit

Metric measurements. There is also some text in Chinese characters but I have no idea if it refers to numbers or branding or something else entirely, but it does act as a thumb grip.


Pink handle
Silver hook

Head Shape





That's the bit between the grip and the throat of the hook.
The listing claims a 4.5mm shank and delivers on it's promise.
The shank length is very consistent and well placed in relation to the handle. They have been very carefully positioned in relation to the handle, a detail often overlooked on cheaper hooks.


While there is not actually a grip like the one found on the porcelain hooks the text in relief does provide additional traction.


Plastic, flat and curved to fit the hand, the handle measures in at the 9.8mm as listed.
Although the curve direction is different if held in the left hand it is still very comfortable to hold, more so then I expected.

Glide rating


Hand Feel and Overall Impression 

These curved handle hooks look and feel cheap but they are a joy to use!

I am really surprised by these hooks. I wish the size range included both larger and smaller sizes.
I'm adding these hooks to my most commonly used styles.

They are also ridiculously affordable. I have paid a lot more for hooks that have not lived up to their promises as these curvaceous hooks have. I have zero regrets about my impulsive purchase.

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This post is not sponsored and was brought to you buy my whimsical shopping habits.

*I love to bring you free crochet patterns, reviews and share my projects with you. In order to cover some of the expense 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. 

Inspecting the Nooks and Crannies of curved handle hooks


  1. Hi Stella, the winter before last I got back into crocheting and really enjoyed it, but last winter passed by in the blink of an eye with me having so much as picked up a hook (although I did pick up some yarn). These curved handled hooks strike me as looking comfy to hold. I like to be able to feel the hook in my hand and don't like slender, slippery handles... And I like the colour!


  2. I like the look of these hooks but sadly I can't use them as I crochet with my left hand. The curve is backwards for a left hander


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