Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Knitter's Pride Tunisian Bamboo Hook Set

I have something pretty special for my crafters today. You may remember not to long back I started playing with Tunisian crochet. I really love the way you can get a tighter fabric and create looks that are often mistaken for knitting - which I also do but do find a bit harder.

To achieve the quality you want you will first need the right tools. You may well remember that I have awesome set of crochet hooks from Knitter’s Pride so, of course, that was where I went to find great quality Tunisian hooks. They offer several types of Tunisian hooks but I was drawn to the Tunisian bamboo set

Since you know I will soon have twenty projects on the go, I loved that this set comes with eight hooks and that they are all of the commonly used hooks, E-L. There are four cords and 4 cord keys for when you are working on the larger projects; 1 Cord each of 24" & 40" and 2 Cords of 32" and a set of cord connectors. Plus there are 8 end caps if you want to use it without the cords or of you want to hold the project and use the hook for something else. 

They are all kept so neatly in a lovely green fabric case, which has a vinyl see-through pane on the front. It has a zipper and a pocket inside that holds all of the bits and bobs as well as any pattern notes you might want to stuff in. 

The hooks themselves are made from finest quality, Japanese bamboo and have a perfectly smooth finish. They do give a bit more grab than the metal hooks I am used to but they do not catch or snag yarn at all. In fact, for my more fiddly pattern where I want more grab I will be turning to these and using them as I would any single ended hook. The ferrules and connectors are plated with 24 karat gold, finishing off the classic look of these hooks. 

I’m really, super impressed with this set and have been using them for weeks now without any problems or aches. It makes my heart so happy to know that when I want to make something in the Tunisian style I am now armed with the best tools to make the best creations. 

You should really head over to Knitter’s Pride because no matter what kind of needles or hooks you prefer, from metal to wood, single or set they have top quality supplies for you at great prices. Also, make sure you connect with them on Facebook and Twitter because they have such fun promotions and awesome specials.

I just know you lovely crafters want to get your hands on these super awesome hooks! Thanks to the generosity of Knitter's Pride, I am giving away the same set I reviewed. Open to US residents 18 and older. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Winners have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn.

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Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest will be mailing the prize to the winner and is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.


  1. I would love to make some big granny square bedspreads :)

  2. That would be a great gift for my friend who does knit very well!

  3. These are beautiful! I just saw a really pretty crocheted purse that I might try.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  4. I didn't know they made them out of bamboo.

    slehan at juno dot com

  5. My daughter in law in the one that would love these! She does a lot of amiguri (did I spell that right??).

  6. I;m thinking these would make great gifts for friends that like to crochet.

  7. These crochet hooks look like such good ones to crochet with. I really like them and think they look great. It is nice to get all of these in one kit.

  8. I have a pattern for a little doll that I would use them for to make for my niece thanks for the chance to win.