Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: Clover Tunisian Interchangeable Hook Set

Review and Giveaway of the New Tunisian Interchangeable Hook Set by Clover

Disclaimer: I was given a set of these hooks for review by Clover USA


I  have to admit I've had the Clover Interchangeable Hook Set for 6 months now.  Let me tell you I have put them to the test.
I wanted to try every size from E 3.5mm to L 8.0mm  and I did.

First the case, it's made of durable canvas, has a slot for every hook and a couple extras keeping your hooks organized. It's a tri-fold, so great for traveling and keeps everything at fingertips including 5 cords in sizes 16" to 48" along with 5 wooden stoppers neatly tucked into a foam holder in it's own attached pouch. 




Next feature that I love and is important to any interchangeable set is the hook/cord joint.  These hooks are made from high quality bamboo, which means smooth, lightweight and comfortable.  Ahh, the join, notice in the picture it is a screw join, and.... there is a small rubber gasket to ensure a tight smooth fit.  I never had issues with the screw working it's way open while crocheting. The wood stopper has the same screw attachment. 






Notice the nice point on the hook?  This is an important 
detail for Tunisian crochet.  I say this because my standard hook preference is the Clover Amour hook which has a more rounded head.  I have no problem with the point here because of the difference in technique of Tunisian. 


I have grabbed these hooks several times over these months on my standard designs.  For instance, I made a pair of slippers using the split single crochet, for the life of me I couldn't get my usual hook in the space I needed.  The L Tunisian hook worked perfectly and I made the pair using that hook as a standard hook.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  
Here you can see the cord ends, one for stopper and one for hook. These cords are strong yet flexible. I never had to "steam" the cord straight. Extenders are available here if you need to combine cords for more length. 





The hook size is burnished into the hook to make sure you have the hook you want.





Size E 3.5 mm on left to L 8.0 mm on right
When I used the E hook I had no bend or fear of it breaking, ask me how I know smaller hooks bend and break....





Here are some of the stitches on swatches that I have used these hooks with.  Several have become designs that you will see in the future.  I do believe using these hook has made my Tunisian stitches better.

You can purchase the Clover Interchangeable Hook Set on Amazon and CloverUSA.  The cords and stoppers work with the Interchangeable Knitting Needle set as well.  Cords, stoppers, extenders and hooks can all be purchased separately. Hooks here and cords, extenders and stoppers here.




  
These hooks will make a great addition to fill your Tunisian Crochet needs. This is the perfect Christmas gift for the crocheter in your life, or gift for you.  As a matter of fact, you can enter to win the COMPLETE set.  See below. 

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