Tulip’s Specialty Steel Crochet Hook Set
Sucre is Tulip’s specialty steel crochet hook set. The hook heads are streamlined for bead crocheting as well as for lace crochet. Five sizes fit in their own polkadot carrying case. You can also buy Sucre Cushioned Beading Crochet Hooks separately.
Signature “Etimo” elastomeric cushion grip, in pastel colors: a special feature. 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.
The soft vinyl case opens like a small book and zips closed. It has an inner mesh zippered pocket. Each crochet hook has its own elastic slot and comes with a good-fitting tube cap to protect the hook head. They’re 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.
Steel Crochet Hook Sizes in the Sucre set in order of smallest to largest size (labeled sizes vary widely among different brands of steel hooks (and time of manufacture). We also offer these hooks singly.
- 0.90 mm (Between size #10 and #12)
- 1.00 mm (Generally a size #9 or #10 steel hook)
- 1.25 mm (Generally a size #8 steel hook)
- 1.50 mm (Generally a size #7 steel hook)
- 1.75 mm (Generally a size #3 or #4 steel hook)
Using These Crochet Hooks With Beads
Wondering about using seed beads with these steel hooks? 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 the 1.75 mm Sucre Bead Crochet Hook.
- Seed bead size 6° or 6/0 (a.k.a. “E-bead”) fits almost 100% of the time onto the 1.25 mm Sucre Bead Crochet 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.
One of Several Steel Crochet Hook Sets
This is one of several steel crochet hook sets we carry. Each set is durable, charming, and smartly designed because it’s made by the Tulip Needle Company. Scroll to the bottom to see more sets. Note that the Classic 4 Set contains 5 steel crochet hook sizes as well as 8 larger aluminum hook sizes.
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