Tulip Cushioned Bead Crochet Hooks by Size
- Item #: TulipBeadingSize
- Manufacturer: Tulip
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Select from among 5 sizes in the drop-down menu, below. The smallest we have is .90 mm (similar to a US size #10 or #11 steel hook), and the largest: 1.75 mm (similar to a US size #3 or #4 steel hook).
The holes of seed beads can be a bit irregular within the same batch. The heads of these bead hooks, compared to other Tulip steel crochet hooks I tested, have a shape that makes them fit easier through seed beads. I could feel the difference more than see it as I tried slipping several beads of different sizes and brands onto the hooks.
Each comes with a good-fitting tube cap to protect the hook head. These caps are made of a nicer type of plastic than other caps I have from other brands. These caps don't readily crack, scratch, or stretch out.
These premium steel crochet hooks by Tulip Needle Co. feature a larger signature "Etimo" elastomeric cushion grip, in pastel colors. They're designed to give many comfortable hours of crocheting with thread and beads.
Many have copied Tulip's exciting crochet hook. Tulip's handles are the original and still the best! Some imitations feel plastic-y, sticky, or smell like rubber tires.
Wondering about using seed beads with these steel hooks? Keep in mind the results below are approximate. Bead hole sizes and labeling vary among manufacturers, colors, finishes, and also within the same bead batch. The mm. size of a crochet hook does not typically measure the girth of the hook tip, so a crochet hook made in a different style, or at a different time within the same brand might coordinate differently with bead sizes.
Try to use the biggest crochet hook size for the job, if you are adding beads to a lace weight yarn project. This reduces snagging any partially slicing through delicate fibers.
- Seed bead size 1° or 1/0 (a.k.a. "jumbo seed bead") fits almost 100% of the time onto this 1.75 mm Bead Crochet Hook.
- Seed bead size 6° or 6/0 (a.k.a. "E-bead") fits almost 100% of the time onto this 1.25 mm Bead Crochet Hook.
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