Tulip’s Specialty Steel Crochet Hook
The heads of these bead hooks, compared to other Tulip steel crochet hooks we tested, have a shape that makes them fit easier through the slightly irregular holes of seed beads. I could feel the difference more than see it as I tried slipping several beads of different sizes and brands onto the hooks.
Each comes with a good-fitting tube cap to protect the hook head. These caps are made of a nicer type of plastic than other caps we have from other brands. These caps don’t readily crack, scratch, or stretch out.
The signature “Etimo” elastomeric cushion grip in pastel colors is a special feature. They’re designed to give many comfortable hours of crocheting with thread and beads.
Many have copied Tulip’s exciting crochet hook. Tulip’s handles are the original and still the best! Some imitations feel plastic-y, sticky, or smell like rubber tires.
Steel Crochet Hook Sizes
Select from among the available sizes in the drop-down menu, listed in order of smallest to largest size. (Labeled sizes vary widely among different brands of steel hooks and time of manufacture).
Using These Crochet Hooks With Beads
Wondering about using seed beads with these steel hooks? Bead hole sizes and labeling vary among manufacturers, colors, finishes, and also within the same bead batch. The mm. size of a crochet hook does not typically measure the girth of the hook tip, so a crochet hook made in a different style, or at a different time within the same brand might coordinate differently with bead sizes.
Try to use the biggest crochet hook size for the job, if you are adding beads to a lace weight yarn project. This reduces snagging and the risk of slicing through delicate fibers.
- Seed bead size 1° or 1/0 (a.k.a. “jumbo seed bead”) fits almost 100% of the time onto the 1.75 mm Sucre Bead Crochet Hook.
- Seed bead size 6° or 6/0 (a.k.a. “E-bead”) fits almost 100% of the time onto the 1.25 mm Sucre Bead Crochet Hook.
The holes of seed beads can be a bit irregular within the same batch. The heads of these bead hooks, compared to other Tulip steel crochet hooks I tested, have a shape that makes them fit easier through seed beads. I could feel the difference more than see it as I tried slipping several beads of different sizes and brands onto the hooks.
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