By now, if you follow any avid crocheter on instagram, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Furls Crochet. If not, then I apologize in advance for all the money you’re about to spend. (hint: a lot, you’re going to spend A LOT) and not just because they are a little pricier than your average crochet hook, but because they are really just that good!
About a month ago, I decided to jump in a purchase a few of furls crochet hooks, mainly because of their ergonomic handles. I was in the thick of market season and holiday prep and my hands and wrists were killing me, so I thought, “Why not?” When furls announced their Streamline hooks, at a much more affordable price than some of their other collections, I jumped at the opportunity. Priced at $17.50 for the rosewood, I couldn’t pass it up.
At first, I couldn’t believe how SMOOTH, this hook was. The finish on this hook is so silky smooth and a pleasure to hold. This hook is also incredibly light weight. I wasn’t used to how light it was at first, but after a few minutes of use, it was pretty easy to get used to. I started off by crocheting this simple ribbed beanie to test it out and see how it compared to a regular boye or bates hook that you could find at any Michael’s. Honestly, it slowed me down a bit. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, slow crochet can be nice, but I did find myself having to be more cautious of each stitch. About half way through the hat, I got my rhythm and by the end, I loved it! I noticed that I had no pain in my wrist or hands. By the time I finished this ribbed beanie, Black Friday deals were rolling around and I couldn’t wait to pick a few more styles from them to test out continuity with their hooks.
I picked up a black Odyssey hook in the size 3.75mm and another streamline, but this time I got the camwood finish. I loved the rosewood streamline so much and since the camwood is $1.50 less, I wanted to try it out. If I had to pick between the two, I’d definitely go with the rosewood. The camwood hook that I received was not nearly as smooth as the rosewood. Not sure if it was because of the finish of the woods or if it was just a fluke, but it just wasn’t as smooth to the touch. This hook slowed me down even more and I found myself reaching for my rosewood more than the camwood. Since I only purchased one of each hook, I cant speak to the consistency with all other sizes, but seeing as how I prefer the color and touch of the rosewood, I will probably only continue to purchase the rosewood!
As for the odyssey, I absolutely LOVE this hook. I cannot stress this enough, YOU NEED A WHOLE SET IN YOUR LIFE! I’ve used the odyssey hook to make these little crochet cactus (pictured above) , and since purchasing, I’ve made about 30, with no pain at all. The best part is, this hook glides through the yarn like butter! The Odyssey hooks come in at about $30 before shipping, but they are worth it! I’m currently saving up for a whole set. This hook was a bit heavier than the others, which I prefer because it helps me keep my tension while crocheting, and the sleek design is a definite plus! It looks and feels so luxurious and makes my average making day feel so fancy. The only downside to the Odyssey line that I noticed, is that the size is not printed on the actual hook. The letter corresponding with the mm size, (ex: 3.75mm = F hook) is printed on the very bottom of the hook. But if you haven’t memorized all the letter sizes, it may be confusing with an entire set. That being said, that won’t discourage me at all from continuing to collect a complete set!
Let’s see how these hooks performed on finished objects!
Odyssey- Obviously, if you can’t tell by now, I’m in love and can’t wait to buy more. I wish the design could incorporate the sizing a bit more obviously but it’s nothing I can’t deal with. Definitely will repurchase!
Rosewood Streamline- Finally a fan of this one, and I love that its a wooden hook. Sizing is clearly engraved on the side and it looks stunning in photos. Slows my crocheting down a bit, but will be perfect for those projects that have no deadline where I can sit back, relax and take my time with it! Will take a little bit more getting used to, but I will repurchase!
Camwood Streamline- Not really a fan of this one. While the price tag is definitely the most affordable, I think I would still opt for the rosewood. Not as smooth to the touch and I prefer the darker coloring of the rosewood. Most likely won’t be repurchasing this style.
As for Furls Crochet as a company, I am really impressed with what they are trying to do with the maker community and I think they are very innovative with their designs! They have new products rolling out consistently and I cannot wait to see what they come up with next! Like I said, If you haven’t already checked them out, take the time to do so because you will be so pleased!!
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