So I'm interested in Tunisian

Hey guys!

So I’ve been crocheting for a little over a year, and have been interested in getting into Tunisian crochet. Do you all have hook brands or tips you’d recommend me? Of course I’ve been on the depths of Youtube but quite honestly I trust ya’ll here on Ribblr more. :rofl:

So, for particular hook brands, anything you have recs. for would be awesome!

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I have 3 sets of Denise Interchangeables. They’re probably some of the least expensive on the market other than the off brands sold on Amazon. I learned TC with the Denise hooks and find myself using them often. I also have a set of Knitters Pride Dreams and they’re wonderful to work with.

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I started out with a Denise Interchangeable set, It is relatively inexpensive and comes with several hook sizes and cable lengths, all of which are Interchangeable.

I have used single fixed Tunisian hooks, but I find them awkward to use, because of their fixed length.

I have since replaced the Denise set with a bamboo set, which I enjoy working with. (Gave the Denise set to a friend. )

I recommend buying one Tunisian hook and cable from Denise’s website and see what you think, before investing in a full set. Buy a hook size that is one or two sizes larger than you would normally use for your yarn.

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Well, I started learning and found I don’t like bamboo hooks.
I’ll probably like a metal hook like the ones Inuse in crochet. Been in process of moving so little time to look up metal tunisian hooks.

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Hi!
I use double-ended needles, I got a set of them on Etsy (they’re bamboo) anyway here’s a link! :hugs:

I would definitely recommend them! They’ve worked well for me so far.
:orange_heart:Nicole

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Knit-pro i love

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Thank you guys so much! I have the Interchangeable set on my wishlist as my birthday is coming up.

As for a starter hook, what size would you guys recommend? (i.e. I would recommend a 5mm for starting any crochet project with plushies, a 10mm for chunky blankets, 3mm for small animals etc). I’m interested in starting with some scarfs/potholders to get started if that helps!

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TLY crafts aka “Toni” is all about tunisian crochet. Check her out.

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I scored an interchangeable set on a destash group to get me started.
I love them, the cables are not getting in the way as much as a long stiff handle would.
But it’s probably just a matter of getting used to.

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@anoswaldoddity You read my mind! I was going to say either a 5.00mm or a 6.00mm :joy:

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The general rule of thumb with TC is to use a hook 2-3 times larger than the suggested hook size on the band of the yarn.
I always swatch to test the tension & drape of any particular yarn/hook.

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Perfect i think i know what im going to start with thank you guys so much!!

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Really? I end up using a smaller hook, cause my tension is even more loose than in normal crochet :smiley:

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Which hook brand did you end up getting?

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To piggyback on this,

Which brand has metal hooks or a inline hook.
Susan bates does not appear to be selling any flexible hooks anymore.

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I’m pretty sure boye has some! They’re tapered hooks. Are you looking for double sided ones or just the one hook with the super long body?

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I’m wanting metal ones with cables.

Ugh, I detest Boye. feels like I’m wielding a bubble gum machine depiction of a crochet hook.
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You said you couldn’t find Susan Bates (cutthroat) afghan/Tunisian crochet hooks with cables, but I found some here on Amazon- they’re probably in other stores too :smiley:

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I just got the cheapest bamboo on amazon to try out before i do anything too drastic lol

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No, Amazon only has one size with cables, and you found it!
Coats and Clark was the one who bought Susan Bates and distributed their hooks. But now, Yarnspirations bought Coats and Clark. I looked for Susan Bates Tunisian hooks on their website and NADA!
I’m at the age 2where it’s happening more often. Once I find something that works or I really LIKE they quit making it.
For example, they no longer make sour jolly ranchers, no longer make lime flavored Red Bull, no longer mAke the hair color that was just perfect… I could go on.

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