November 4, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
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.
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.
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!
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!