Disclaimer: Haven for Hands sent me a set of hooks to review. All opinions are my own. This post include Amazon affiliate links.
A few months ago, I was contacted by Haven for Hands to ask if I was interested in reviewing a new set of crochet hooks. OF COURSE I WAS! I love to crochet and having an extra set of my favorite sizes is super handy.
This is the Haven for Hands Ergonomic Crochet Hook set, now available on Amazon at a GREAT price!
The set comes with nine hooks that have a super comfy grip. The sizes included are from 2.0 – 6.0 mm in 0.5 mm increments. You’ll notice 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 mm (US B, C, and D) are actually different from regular conversion charts, but that didn’t bother me because now I have sizes that fit between my others. It broadens my crochet reach.
The set also includes a retractable tape measure, a pair of folding scissors with serrated edges, and 10 plastic stitch markers. Everything fits nicely in a roll-up cloth carrying case. There are two colors options to choose from on Amazon! It is perfect for throwing in your purse, when you know you’re going to start a project away from home.
I’ve had these for a few months, so I feel like I can give you a fully-formed opinion.
First up, the handles are GREAT! They have just the right amount of squish for a grip. The part closest to the hook is firm enough for my style of crochet hold, while the bottom tip is flexible for resting in my palm.
Second, The metal hooks are super smooth and glide beautifully through yarn. The hook is pointy without being overly stabby, which is what I like!
Look at those colors! The engraved sizes are a great detail. You don’t ever have to worry about smudging the text.
Overall, these hooks work really well and are a great addition to my collection. I’ve already lost and found a few in my couch. I consider that a rite of passage for all my craft tools.
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Hey! I seem to have abandoned you, all summer. I share a lot on Instagram and Facebook, if you miss me. I wanted to pop in and share two back-to-school projects I just finished up for my boys.
My oldest son got a Kindle for his birthday and he can take it to school, so I made a little cover for it. You might remember my first kindle cover from my tutorial on working crochet on to leather. He likes black and more black, so I used up some leftover Sheepaca from my Wool and the Gang Project, way back in February. It’s the perfect shade of gray that looks “cool” but not just straight up black. I paired it with a piece of vinyl I had in my stash (big hoooray for the remnants bins at Jo-Ann) and finished it off with a wooden button. He liked it!
Next up, I covered my youngest son’s earbuds. I find this helps immensely with tangles! This was going to be the start of an actual tutorial, but it’s so easy, I didn’t think it would be necessary. You simply single crochet around the wire of your earbuds. That’s it! No special stitches or anything like that. I would get about 4 little skeins of DMC embroidery floss in your choice of color(s). I used a 2mm steel hook.
I would have a photo of the completed set, but I’m just not that coordinated. Actually, I completely forgot! I whipped this up the day before school started and put them directly into his backpack.
Nathan is finishing up his second week of fifth grade (that’s middle school here!) and Andrew is finishing up his first week of second grade. Can you tell how each of them feel about it? Nathan LOVES his new school and Andrew wants to drop out (ha!). I feel like they should be having the opposite opinions. Big sigh. Nathan was an easy student, but Andrew has been a tough cookie. He likes to read, but strongly dislikes writing. He’s a lefty (his brother is, too!), so it’s really hard for me to help him get things neat. We go through a lot of erasers around here.
Are your kids back in school? Did you knit or crochet any special projects for them or their teachers?
It’s been raining all morning, so I’m spending my Saturday hiding out from my kiddos (daddy is around, so they aren’t being neglected–video game day!) and crocheting. Easter is in two weeks, so I’m working on some eggs. Not quite as big as the lamb I shared earlier this week, but still pretty darn cute.
While I am between eggs, I wanted to share some photos of this yarn I treated myself to, for my birthday. I actually bought it a week before my birthday, but it didn’t arrive until a week after. I had already forgotten about it, so I was SO happy to open it up. It helps that these blues are GORGEOUS.
Two skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in “cousteau” for a project that has yet to be determined. I may even try to design something brand new!
One skein of Madelinetosh Prairie in “baltic,” a shade of blue so bright and lovely. I really want a lace project for the summer and can’t wait to whip something up.
The day before my little package of yarn arrived, my cousin gave me my first Jamberry manicure!
I ordered the “Stitched Away” design and REALLY wish I had bought some extras, as this design is now discontinued! It’s so Spring-y and the tiny stitches are incredibly cute. Tell me, have you tried nail wraps? Do you like them?! I’ve had mine for about a week and I’m finally used to them! Granted, I’m very new to this “don’t bite your nails” thing, after habitually doing so pretty much my entire life.
‘Tis the season for roasting sugar pumpkins and baking that mush into muffins! My husband brought home pizza and this whopper of a sugar pumpkin, yesterday. I may or may not have been sighing about my lack of pumpkin, the days prior.
I love roasting pumpkin for fresh pumpkin muffins and pies and cookies and and and…let’s just say sweet, spicy pumpkin anything is my favorite. Except for lattes. I can’t stand pumpkin spice lattes. Go figure! I’ve written about roasting pumpkins before, HERE.
Are you excited for fall or will you miss summer? I’m not gonna lie. Summer is comforting, but Autumn is my favorite. I lovelovelove bundling up my kids and walking in the crisp cool air to pick them up at school. Baking without feeling like I’m being baked is also really nice. Let’s not forget the copious amounts of knitting and crocheting that are about to take place. I learned to knit two socks at once, this summer. I’ll share that project soon! How are you ringing in the new season?
Pattern: Craspedia Cropped Cardigan by Linda Permann (also on Ravelry here)
Yarn: 6 skeins KnitPicks Comfy (fingering weight) in Planetarium
Hook: 3.75mm (US F-5)
Modifications: Had to go up in hook size to get gauge. Only 5 DC in each scallop instead of 7.
I finally made myself something to wear. This is the first time I have crocheted a garment in pieces. I did some legit blocking and seaming, guys! I wanted a lacy, but not too lacy cardigan. I liked the cropped-but-past-my-boobs look of this one. The rounded, scalloped front is adorable and the gathered sleeve caps are killin’ me. It was a fairly easy pattern to follow, too!
The yarn isn’t anything fancy, but I like it. The color is brighter in natural light, as above. It looks a little navy-ish in darker environments. It’s soft and washable, though I haven’t put it through my machine yet. I wore it, this weekend, to a graduation. I put all our other clothes to wash and left this out. I’m ALWAYS nervous to wash my crocheted stuffs. I have these visions of opening the washer and finding a ball of yarn. It hasn’t happened yet, but still… it could, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like this!