“ETIMO” refers to the special type of crochet hook handle. All “Etimo” hooks feature Tulip’s signature elastomeric cushion grip. The hook on this page—a gold aluminum with grey handle—is the original Etimo model. Since then, the Tulip Needle Company has added a Rose version (sweet pink colors replace the gold and grey). Also see the Etimo steel hooks for crocheting with thread and lace weight yarns.
THIS IS THE CROCHET HOOK that won our hearts the first time we (Doris and Vashti) held one at the National Needle Arts trade show in 2010. This was the first show booth in the USA for the Tulip Needle Co. of Hiroshima, Japan.
Since then, many have copied Tulip’s exciting crochet hook. Tulip’s elastomeric handles are the original and still the best! Some imitations feel sticky, plastic-y, or smell like rubber tires.
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If your order contains more than one shippable (not downloadable) item, the shipping method automatically upgrades FREE from USPS First Class to Priority Mail. Priority mail shipments take just 2 or 3 days to arrive under normal conditions.