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Congratulations to Rikki D Narron, winner of the Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hook Set Giveaway! Thank you so much to all who entered, and thank you to Clover USA for sponsoring this giveaway! To purchase your own set of Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hooks, check out the great price on Amazon US!
I'm a big big fan of Clover products - their notions are some of my absolute favorites! You may have noticed that I link to their stitch markers in lots of my patterns. So when I got the chance to try out their Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hooks, I had to say yes - and give away a set to one lucky Moogly reader!
The Clover web site is full of amazing notions and products to make your crocheting (and sewing!) easier and more fun. And the Clover Facebook page is full of inspiration! But what I really want to show off today is the Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hook Set!
I don't do a whole lot of threadwork here on Moogly... and one of the reasons has always been that crocheting with those tiny steel hooks is just so hard on the hands! I love making thread snowflakes for the holidays, but I've always had to stop every few minutes to stretch my hands and give my fingertips a break. As much as I love the end result, I always sort of dread starting them.
Now I feel like I want to get started early! The Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hooks are super comfortable. The rubber handles are so much easier to hold, and the colors are fun too! And they're not just for show - they're color coded by size. And there are 7 sizes included: 0 /1.75mm, 2 /1.50mm, 4 /1.25mm, 6 /1.00mm, 8 /0.90mm, 10 /0.75mm, and 12 /0.60mm. But no worries, each size is stamped right on the handle - no color memorizing needed.
The hook shape itself is a great blend of inline and not inline - great for grabbing the thread and pulling it through your stitches without splitting the plies. Normally I hold my hook underhand, or pencil hold, but I do switch it up from time to time. So I tried these out with both grip styles, and they were comfortable either way! And there was a bonus I didn't even realize was included (even though there's a note on the box... doh) - lids! Each hook comes with a cap, so you don't accidentally go poking yourself or your project bag - a real risk especially with the tiny sizes!
Sure, the steel hooks I inherited from my husband's grandmother have sentimental value, and I'm not throwing them out. But when I want to sit down and actually do thread crochet, it's the Clover Amours that I'll reach for! In fact, I've been reaching for them a lot this week, as I'm using them to create a new free crochet pattern from all of you! Here's a sneak peek:
I'm so happy to have this set in my crochet hook arsenal, and I'm even happier that I get to give a set away to one of you today!
The Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hook Set Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada, and ends 10/7/2014 at 12:15am Central US Time. Only the email entry is mandatory to enter - all other options are for bonus entries. Also note that comments are moderated, so if you don't see yours right away, don't worry - I just have to approve them as time allows, to prevent spam. I'll make sure they're all set before I run the random winner picking program!
Good luck everybody! Get more Moogly on your favorite social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest and Tumblr, and sign up for the FREE weekly Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! Thank you to Clover USA for sponsoring this giveaway! I was provided a set of hooks for review, but not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.