Pink, glorious pink!
I haven’t had the chance to show you my lovely new set of crochet hooks from Tulip.
I picked these up recently and they’ve immediately become my go to hooks. I mean, you know that I’m a Clover girl, so it takes a lot for me to switch to another brand.
Ok, so there are a couple of reasons why I love these. Firstly, well, just look at them! It’s the details really. Ombre pink, the shafts and hooks themselves are even pink. Then there’s the faux leather case and the little zippered notions pouch with its scissors and needles. The only thing missing is a set of stitch markers.
Then there’s the form and fit in my hand. The grip is a little slimmer and more contoured than the Clovers, and the it’s also about 5mm shorter. I have large hands and the Tulip is the perfect fit in my palm. I can imagine for smaller hands, the difference in length is probably negligible.
How do the hooks crochet? Well, I’m a pretty speedy crocheter and the adjustment phase is minimal. I don’t have problems with snagging or with splitting. In this way they are much the same as the Clover. The smooth neck is great for working with acrylics – the squeak factor is minimal.
Overall, I’m going to say that I really rate the Tulips. They’re pricey, which puts them out of reach for a lot of us. However, they’re worth saving for, or adding to your Christmas or birthday wishlist. Full disclosure; I was given these hooks. All opinions are my own, so don’t worry, I’m being totally honest with you.
If you’d like to get your hands on a set of these, in pink or in black, you can go to Wool Warehouse* or lovecrochet.com* internationally, and if you live in the Netherlands there are a bunch of great retailers, like Pera en Pasha and Het Wolhuis. If you don’t want to splurge on a full set, it’s also possible to buy them separately to give one a try.