Hooked on Crochet
Here at Loop we are proud to bring you beautiful artisan yarns and to see them created into everything from stunning shawls to tiny booties. So it only seems fitting that your tools match the quality and uniqueness of the skeins you choose. For crochet, we have something extra special to show you…
Furls are exquisite crochet hooks, lovingly handcrafted in a small studio in Austin, Texas. Founder and President, Harrison Richards, formed his company with the concept of creating a hook that complements the love and dedication that crafters put into each item they create. Ergonomically shaped and ethically sourced, Furls are a beautiful tool to treasure.
The teardrop shaped body is designed to sit between the thumb and index finger, while the tapered end supports the natural curve of your fingertips. The nature of the hook therefore minimises strain on the muscles and tendons of the hands, reducing fatigue and allowing for hours of comfortable crochet.
Furls source Mexican Cocobolo and Blackwood, a material which creates a hook that is light and warm to the touch, with a smooth finish allowing yarn to glide through. With every purchase, the company ensures a portion of sales benefits the reforestation of tropical rainforests, ensuring this important environment and resource is protected.
As a thoughtful gift for the crocheter in your life, or a complement to your haberdashery box, we can see each hook becoming a beautiful heirloom.
Ready to try your first granny square, but not yet sure of the basics? Why not book a place on our Beginners Crochet Class? For those of you who are already addicted to crochet (or should we say hooked ?) our Improvers Class will help you take the next steps of colour changing and stitch techniques. Though if you can’t wait to pick up a hook, we have a great selection of new crochet books to inspire and teach.
‘The New Crochet’ has 35 beginner friendly projects, with clear step-by-step photo tutorials. Inspired by its modern layout, we think this chunky cowl would look great in the cool neutrals of Quince & Co. Puffin : perfect for a quick project to keep the last of this year’s winter chill away.
With its range of accessories and stitch techniques, Erika Knights’ ‘Crochet Workshop’ is another great resource to see you through your initial stitches. These delicate hand warmers are a perfect excuse to enjoy using the soft alpaca goodness of Melange.
If you already have the techniques practiced, then ’10 Simple Crochet Patterns’ is just the thing to slip in your project bag. Sarah Hatton’s designs are light and airy, favouring cotton yarns that make us ready for warmer days (can we mention spring yet!?)
Finally, if you need your first hook to start your collection, then these colourful chaps from Rico are just the thing.
Made from acrylic, these tough hooks come in larger sizes from 7mm up to a generous 15mm, making them perfect for chunky cowls and squishy blankets.
So, whether you are starting the first stitches of a new project, or enjoying your current WIP, Loop wishes you Happy Hooking!