A comfortable, affordable, and wide ranging set of crochet hooks? Yes please! Dots Crochet Hooks have hit the crochet scene and I was able to get my hands on a set for review. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s discuss all about these new hooks from WeCrochet!
Dots Crochet Hook Set Review
When asked if I would review a brand new set of crochet hooks from WeCrochet my hands started itching immediately. Of course I would! I will never say no to new crochet tools or accessories. Go HERE to see the hooks for yourself, and read on to see what I love (and don’t love) about them after using them to crochet several projects.
Over the course of a couple of weeks I used these hooks to make myself a washcloth, a Frankie cowl, and to work on the last installment of the 2022 Car Series of patterns. I’ve noticed a lot of things about these hooks that I appreciate.
When trying out new crochet hooks there are several things I take into consideration… how they feel in my hand, the weight of them (and how that may affect my wrist after long bouts of crocheting), how easily the shaft of the hook glides through the stitches, and the speed at which I can crochet with them.
How Dots crochet hooks feel
The hook in my hand feels very lightweight and I love the flat portion near the top of the handle that is a perfect spot for my thumb to rest. This creates a nice shape for the hand that doesn’t require a strong grip, meaning that I am able to crochet for long periods of time without having my hand cramp or become sore.
You will notice that there are dots present on the handle of the hook. They are not raised and you can not really feel them. The dots are made using the same material as the end of the handle, and the darker portion of the handle is a rubbery material. Great for gripping the hook and being able to really fly through those stitches!
Dots crochet hook weight
These hooks are very lightweight. So lightweight that you don’t even think about them in your hand.
How the hook feels while crocheting
How easily a crochet hook glides through yarn is extremely important. In fact, that is one of the top things I look for when testing out a new hook set! How easily does the shaft glide through the yarn? Are there any rough spots or pokey bits on the metal left from the manufacture of the hook? Any rough spots or snags in the shaft slows down your speed immensely and/or cause the yarn to split. Needless to say I was very interested to see how these hooks were constructed, and I am very pleased! I found not one single rough spot or pokey piece that could snag on yarn in the entire set.
Crochet hook length
The Dots Crochet Hooks are a bit longer than I normally crochet with. Coming in just shy of 6 1/2″ in total length (16cm) they are comparable to other brands. The shaft is 1.5″ (4cm) and the handle is 4.75″ (12cm).
Crochet hook handle grip material
The material of the grip gives a rubbery, textured feeling. I love that the hook grips my fingers instead of my fingers having to grip the hook. This means less strain on my fingers and hands, meaning that I can crochet for hours without getting sore or needing a break.
Are these inline or tapered?
The Dots crochet hooks are tapered crochet hooks.
What Hook sizes are Included?
There are NINE sizes included in the Dots crochet hook set: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, and 6mm. These are the most common crochet hook sizes and will suffice to make just about anything with yarns ranging from fingering weight to bulky weight. The millimeter of each hook is clearly labeled in large, recessed numbers on the bottom of each hook – which I LOVE.
What I love about Dots Crochet hooks:
I love Dots crochet hooks for how they feel in my hand. I love that I am able to fly through my stitches and that my hand and wrist are never sore.
I love the price! At a regular retail of $24.99 for the entire nine-hook set (on sale for a limited time to $19.99!) that is just $2.77 per hook when not on sale. That’s an insanely low price!
What I don’t love about Dots crochet hooks:
Honestly, the color. I know that seems silly but I do not care for the colors of the handle. I wish that they were white instead of a muted color but in the grand scheme of things, cosmetic “issues” like this seems trivial. But I figured I’d mention it because it is really the only thing about these hooks that I do not like.
If you decide to give these hooks a try, I really do think you’ll love them! Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment here, by tagging @HeartHookHome on social media, or by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!