So you’re finally ready to jump in with both feet and make the purchase. In today’s how to crochet series article, you can find out where to buy crochet hooks once you’ve determined the type of crochet hook, and the size of crochet hook that you need.
When it comes to buying a crochet hook, you might just do the first thing that comes to mind and head to your local Walmart. This is a great idea if it’s close and you are ready to go! However, please keep in mind that not all stores carry the same brands of hooks. This will be important if you would like a hook from a certain manufacturer. Read below to determine where to buy the crochet hook that is right for you.
Where to Buy Crochet Hooks
Many retail stores will carry crochet hooks, but you should first visit them online to ensure that they carry the type that you are looking for. For instance, if you were going to drive to Walmart to purchase a hook, you would have considerably less choices in the store than you would if you visited Walmart online.
Any retail establishment that sells yarn will most likely also have a variety of crochet hooks. In addition to carrying the brands most commonly purchased, certain stores even have brands that are specific to them.
- Hobby Lobby – The brand that Hobby Lobby carries that is unique to their store is called Yarnology. I have a few Yarnology hooks and love them. They come in ergonomic shapes and designs that are easier on the hand and wrist to hold if you will be crocheting for a longer period of time.
- Michaels – Loops and Threads is the brand that is unique to the Michaels stores. They not only have great crochet hooks, they also carry fantastic yarn, too.
- Amazon (affiliate link) – When it comes to Amazon, you can find just about anything. You can purchase hooks from many of the popular crochet brands (Boye, Susan Bates, Clover, Tulip, and many, many more). It may be a bit more daunting to purchase a crochet hook online since you can’t look at it, however with Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping and great return policy, they make it easy to be happy with your purchase.
- Etsy – If you are looking for something handmade or vintage, Etsy is your place to go. I recently purchased a custom crochet hook by a designer that makes handles out of polymer clay (themed in pop culture) and attaches them to a wide variety of hooks. You can find hooks with clay handles, hooks created from many types of wood, and so much more on Etsy.
- eBay – If you’re looking for vintage, or possibly a lot of crochet hooks that someone is getting rid of, check eBay. I’ve recently discovered my love for crochet hooks and have been browsing eBay a lot to see if I can find any vintage hooks to add to my collection.
- Retail stores online – Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, and Walmart all have very extensive selections online. Go browse around and see what you might be able to find.
- The manufacturer website – If you’re looking for a specific brand of hook, you might check to see if they sell them on their brand website.
- Furls – I’ve recently stumbled upon a crochet hook company by the name of Furls Crochet. They have pretty amazing hooks, but only appear to be available online. I urge you to google them, they are beautiful!
Hopefully you now have enough information to get you started toward your crochet journey. So, what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a hook and let’s get started!