Furls Streamline Crochet Hook Review – finally THE perfect hook for my needs!

Before I begin my love story about the new Furls Streamline crochet hooks, let me tell you that I am NOT an affiliate and I was NOT paid to review them.  In fact, my journey to finding this fabulous hook cost me a fair bit of change.

When I first found the Furls crochet hooks online I thought they were beautiful and wanted one mostly to use in photos for my blog and on Instagram.  I couldn’t afford one of their premium wooden hooks so I decided to buy the next best thing, a Candy Shop hook.

Beautiful Centaur Mandala yarn by Lion Brand

Furls Candy Shop Hook.

I received it and fell in love with the design of the handle but to be honest, I am not in love with the bit of drag I get on the hook end.  I think it might just have something to do with the material it’s made of reacting to the humidity where I live because it doesn’t even seem to happen every time I make a stitch but it happens enough to keep me from falling in love completely with the hook.

Neverending granny square using Mandala yarn with a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Furls Odyssey Hook.

So… with that in mind, I decided to purchase and try out the Furls Odyssey style because it has a metal hook.  This one was a complete pleasure to use at first.  The metal hook glides through the yarn and again, the hook style was very pretty in a modern way.  Unfortunately, these hooks are much heavier than any standard hook that I’d ever used.  I loved the way my crochet turned out.  The stitches were so even and the rows so straight but within a very short period of time, my arm started to ache.

I read reviews where people were saying to stick it out and you’d be glad you did but my arm kept hurting even after I stopped crocheting which meant this hook was NOT going to work for me.

Enter the newly released Furls Streamline hooks!

Furls Streamline Hook size 5.5mm Rosewood

Furls Streamline Hook – Rosewood.

I am SO happy that I decided to give Furls one more chance by purchasing one of these new hooks.  The ergonomic design style is comfortable and modern looking.  It mostly matches the Odyssey hooks which are also a bit longer than the Candy Shop hooks but the Streamline hooks are so lightweight that you almost don’t feel them in your hand.

The hook end is cut sharper than the Candy Shop ones are and they have the hook size engraved right into the handle!  Many of the Furls hooks either don’t have a size on them or the size is written so small that you can’t even read it.  These make it loud and clear which size they are in a really lovely looking way.

Best of all, the Streamline hooks are Furls most affordable ever with each hook costing less than $20.00.  The pricing depends on which type and color of wood you choose.  There are 3 choices.  Mine is Redwood but you can also get these great hooks in Camwood or Ebony.

If you’re looking for a premium hook that feels great without any extra weight, this is the perfect one for you!  I absolutely LOVE mine and plan on purchasing an entire set of them into the future.

I bought my hooks directly from the Furls website but sometimes you can also find them at Amazon.com.  Here’s an affiliate link if you want to take a look there. Furls at Amazon

How about you?  Have you ever used a Furls hook?  What did you think?  Will you try the new Streamline series?  Talk to me in the comments section.  I love hearing from my readers!

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About Robin @ Imperial Crochet

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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25 Responses to Furls Streamline Crochet Hook Review – finally THE perfect hook for my needs!

  1. Interesting post and thank you for introducing these crochet hooks. I use wooden hooks, but not that ergonomic like these. They look very good.

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  2. Your images were very visually appealing! I love love love yarn, it is magical and I love the textures of well done crochet like yours (my crochet stitches are sad and I have not picked up the hook in awhile!) 🙂

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  3. Furls are tippy top of my wishlist. If I don’t get one for Christmas I shall be saving up to buy one for myself!

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  4. Furls had some great coupon codes on these on Black Friday and the following week. I ended up ordering or pre-ordering 1 of each size (mostly Camwood except for the smallest size, which I pre-ordered in Ebony — because that’s what the coupon code was for that time). The smallest sizes (3.75mm/F and 4mm/G) should be small enough for amigurumi with worsted-weight yarn, at least (something Craftysurf was wondering about in the first comment). I have received my G, H and I hooks already, but haven’t used them yet (“Santa” has been instructed to wrap them up for Christmas). It’s a good thing I ordered those sizes when I did, as they appear to be sold out now.
    I’m somewhat tempted by those gorgeous leather hook clutches and project totes/purses (with enough hook slots for one’s entire collection, possibly), but the prices seem pretty steep. I might try making my own hook case or roll for my Streamline hooks, instead.

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