It was love at first stitch when I tried Tunisian crochet 2 years ago. Since then, I’ve shared tutorials and patterns to bring even more crocheters to this fun technique.
In that time, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Tunisian crochet. Like, how to get started, what patterns to try as a beginner, and how to do different stitches. But there’s one question I get all the time that I haven’t answered yet:
“What are your favorite Tunisian crochet hooks?”
The Tunisian crochet hook you choose can make or break your experience with this technique. Today, I’m sharing my top 5 Tunisian crochet hook sets and why I love (or just like) all of them!
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Go in-depth with me as I review each of the hook sets mentioned in this video:
5 – Addi Click Interchangeable Crochet Hooks
Hooks alone: $55; complete set with hooks, cords, and stoppers: $90+. Get the hooks on Amazon.
The Addi Click Tunisian crochet hook set comes with 8 hooks ranging in size from 3.5mm to 8mm. Hooks come in a leatherette case with snap closures. Smaller hooks are a brushed aluminum; larger hooks are a thick resin with glitter inside.
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Flexible cords
- Longer than normal hooks
- Boye-style hook (tapered hook with shallow, rounded hook head)
- Smaller hooks can be slippery
- Components sold separately
4 – Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeable Hooks
Current price: $42; full price: $53. Get these hooks on Amazon.
The Knitters Pride Dreamz Interchangeable hooks feature 8 hooks ranging in size from 3.5mm – 8mm. All hooks are inside the clear plastic case with button closure, along with compatible cords, stoppers, keys, and connectors. The hooks are made from an unknown wood with a thin coating on them (unconfirmed).
- Pointy hook heads
- Deep hook to catch stitches
- Lightweight & smooth
- Key tightening system
- Ugly packaging
- Stiff cords
3 – ChiaoGoo T-Spin Tunisian Hooks
Current price: $110; full price: $136. Get these hooks on Amazon.
The Chiaogoo T-Spin hook set features 11 hooks ranging in size from 3.5mm – 10mm. All hooks are nestled inside a sturdy cloth zipper pouch, with each hook having it’s own marked place. The front pocket of the zipper pouch includes Chiaogoo’s signature lace cords, stoppers, keys, adapters, and connectors. The hooks are made from 100% bamboo with metal connections at the end.
- Extended hook sizes
- Uncoated hooks are still smooth and lightweight
- Slightly pointy hook head
- Key tightening system
- Sharp keys
- Large hook adapter
2 – Tulip Carry T Interchangeable Hooks
The Tulip Carry T hook set features 10 hooks ranging in size from 3.5mm – 9mm (including a 7mm!). Each hook is held in place by an elastic band inside a faux leather zipper pouch. The inside mesh pouch includes 3 compatible cords, stoppers, a connector, metal tapestry needles, and a Tulip gauge tool with yarn cutter. The hooks are made from 100% bamboo with metal connections at the end.
- Rotating cord system
- Overall perfect shape, length, and depth
- Included gauge tool (can cut yarn and measure for gauge with included 2″ ruler)
- Really, really EXPENSIVE! (Try this alternate set from Clover)
- Hard to find in retail stores or online
1 – Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set
The Denise Interchangeable crochet hook set features 12 hooks ranging in size from 3.75mm – 15mm. This set also includes 4 stoppers, 2 connectors, and 7 cords. The set comes in a classic clamshell case and the components are held in place with a plastic mold. The hooks themselves are made of a lightly textured plastic.
- Amazing value for the number of components you get
- Each hook has a thumbrest, like you find on a traditional crochet hook
- Easy and inexpensive to replace hooks, cords, stoppers, and connectors
- Short hooks (larger hooks can be tricky to maneuver)
- Stiff cords
- Joins come loose every now and then
Which hook set is best for you?
Choosing a Tunisian crochet hook set is a very personal process. Things that are a dealbreaker for me might be just what you’re looking for. Every crocheter crochets differently, so it will take some experimentation to decide which hook set (or sets!) is the best fit for you.
If I had to recommend just one set, it would be the Denise Interchangeable. I’ve been singing praises about these hooks since day one. They’re an amazing deal, you get basically all the hooks you need in one place, and they crochet like a dream. The set I have isn’t on Amazon right now, but this Denise 2Go set is actually better – it comes with 2 hooks of each size so you can do double-ended Tunisian crochet!
Try this starter TC hook set
Are you still on the fence about investing in a Tunisian crochet hook set? Or maybe you’re brand new to Tunisian crochet and just need some hooks to practice on. Try one of these sets from Amazon:
Want even more Tunisian crochet content?! Try one of these links!
- Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet [VIDEO TUTORIAL]
- 5 Tunisian Crochet Stitches for Beginners [VIDEO TUTORIAL]
- How to Change Colors in Tunisian Crochet [VIDEO TUTORIAL]