Furls Hooks Review – ( CONTEST CLOSED )

 

 

This is my review on Furls Hooks, I hope it helps you make the right decision for yourself if you have been thinking about buying one.

MY REVIEW:

I’ve been seeing these Furls hooks for awhile now, and being that I suffer from carpel tunnel, it has always peaked my interest in maybe giving one of these hooks a try. I have to say though I had my doubts.

I asked them if they would be willing to let me try one and see how it was and if it really did help or not. I even told her that I have carpel tunnel and that I planned to do a true review on it, that it could be a bad review, if it didn’t help me I was going to say it didn’t, because it really means a lot to me to be honest about it because I suffer from problems when crocheting all the time and it effects my work and how much I can work even! She said she wanted me to do a true review and sent me a hook of my choosing in size and color.

It can in the mail in a little black box with instructions on how to take care of the wood. Even a little ball of Ice yarn. Now this picture is of the second one I received, I had to send the first one back, and here’s why.

 

Furls Hook Display 2

 

When my first hook arrived and I tried to use it, the neck part of the hook was just way to short and I couldn’t crochet with it at all, was very unhappy about that and told the lady from Furls about it. She quickly put my fears at rest and told me they make longer necked hooks, that if I sent the hook back, she would have another one made with a longer hook and send it back to me.

This picture shows about how short the neck on the first one was:

 

Furls Hook Display 1 (2)

 

Every time I tried to grab more yarn to Yarn over, the thicker part of the hook would get stuck in my loop, making it larger and stopping me from grabbing up yarn, not to mention doing any sort of cluster where I had to put many loops on the hook would have been impossible! So I recommend asking for a longer neck hook! But it’s your choice.

I really enjoy the look and feel of the wood, I have never used wood before, it’s not like bamboo. They coat it and it’s smooth and very nice to use. But with wood you must do upkeep every month. The care instructions that come with the hook says:

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Every month, take a lint-free cloth and polish your Furls Crochet hook with canola oil. This will protect the wood grain and keep your hook in great condition for years.

If you don’t like wood though they have other alternatives.

I really wanted to use this hook awhile before doing this review, I’ve had it almost a month now. I have made a whole afghan and 3 pillows with it so far and I can truly say I love my Furls Hook and it has helped me be able to crochet for much longer time with less pain. I still have pain in my shoulders, but my hands are fine! So I recommend if you have the same problems as me and like to crochet as much as I do, to invest in at least one hook in the size you use the most and give it a try for yourself.

Furls is giving away a FREE Hook to one one of my readers for doing a review on their hook! So here is your chance to win your very own hook for free!

Here’s how you enter. Comment on this post below and let me know why you want / need a Furls hook or maybe that you have used one in the past and give your on review in a comment. One lucky commenter will win a FREE Furls Hook of your choosing!

Contest ends at the end of this month so have your comment in by April 30th for your chance to win! I will be announcing the winner the first week of May!

They seem to have updated the Furls hooks to being the same length as I have, so no need to ask for an extension.

Get your Furls hook HERE

If you decide to purchase a hook because of my review, please click the link above to go to purchase so that I get credit. Thank you so much 😀

( CONTEST CLOSED )

Lacider is the WINNER, congratulations!

 

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28 thoughts on “Furls Hooks Review – ( CONTEST CLOSED )”

  1. Being a programmer and on my computer all day, it’s sometimes difficult to go home and want to work on my projects. My hands and wrists will be tired. I’d love to be able to try one of these hooks to see if it helps me get back to my projects.

  2. I crocheted so much while I was pregnant and after I gave birth I was stricten with carpal tunnel. I’ve always admired these hooks and it would be wonderful to try one of these out. I would love some relief and still be able to crochet often.

  3. This hook is beautiful. I would like to win to see if this is an investment that I should make. I have tried hooks but just have not found the right one for comfort, and as crafters know trying products can become expensive. Good luck all.

  4. THANK YOU so much for an honest review. I have seen other reviews, and of the ones that I have read, no one has mentioned oiling the hook. I also agree with you that the shaft on the first hook did seem short. Do you know what the actual length was of the first compared to the second? I started crocheting in my early 20s, and then stopped. Too busy with raising four children. Now that my youngest is one, I started up again last Nov. I needed a creative outlet. I have carpel tunnel and experience wrist/tendon pain now with crocheting if I do it for an extended period of time. Last month I actually had horrible hand and wrist pain crocheting a start stitch infinity scarf that lasted for days after I was finished. I was worried it would never go away. I have seen the furls hooks, but they are so expensive. I also use the pencil grip, and wonder if it would really make much of a difference using a furls hook. I would love to know, how do you hold your hook (pen or knife grip)? It sounds like our pain is similar. I also wonder if before you used the furls what other hooks have you used? Clover Amour, hook with a bamboo or clay end? Is furls by far superior? $70 is a lot of money for a hook, and I would have to save a good part of the year to buy one. If it really works, it would be worth it to me. I have a hard time saving money for myself, when kids have other needs. Anyway, thank you again for an honest review and a chance to win.

    • I wish I would have measured the first one, or at lease taken a picture of it. Kicking myself for that one…but the customer service seems pretty good and should be able to answer any questions you have before you buy one. I take these things seriously because I know it’s a lot of money for one of these hooks and it’s not a game to me or anyone else who suffers with pain and has a low bank account. I really feel this is worth the time saving, if you too have problems with pain, but love to crochet!

  5. A few years back I closed my finger in the car door. So now I occasionally have issues when crocheting. I’ve heard so many good things about using Furls hooks but don’t have the extra money laying around to buy one.

  6. I would very much love to try a Furls hook, but they’re just completely out of my price range at the moment. I need to save up! Crocheting is something I do every day (not very well, but I still enjoy it lol). It also keeps me sane when I can’t sleep due to pain. I have a condition called eosinophilic fasciitis (try saying that after a couple of whiskey shots) which basically make my hands/joints seize up and I find it very difficult to hold ‘normal’ crochet hooks. *tiny violin playing the saddest song* 😉

  7. i would love to try a furls!! i like many, have health issues; carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, ripped rotor cuffs and biceps (took care of a few elderly people and tore my body up, but wouldnt change it for the world!), bad back, neck…blah blah blah, lol 😀 oh and arthritis! i would love to try this to see if it would eliminate the pain since i have fallen in love with crocheting, ok obsessed with it!!! and my mom, who is almost 80 has some of the same things and is about to give up crocheting, sad since she has been doing it since she was a teen!! i would love to see if it would help her too! i would love to get the LONG one as well! thanks for the wonderful opportunity! 🙂

  8. I got my Furls crochet for Christmas 2014 from my husband and oh my god it was a revelation! Where was I all these year not knowing about Furls? Anyway, thanks to the web and me starting to follow a couple of crocheter blog that I discovered the wonderful Furls product. My husband chose a hook made out of cocobolo and everytime I pick it up I feel something special, because just looking at it it’s a piece of art. There is the comfort of woking with it, and with it comes the pleasure of crocheting with Furls that just got better with my beloved Furls crochet! I recommanded it to a couple of fellow crocheter and they all tried it out and really like it! Long live the Furls!

  9. I need a Furl’s crochet hook badly cos I love to crochet for my family n friends n I’ve never owned a fancy hook till date…. I only have some of the cheap aluminium hooks which are difficult to hold… Having a Furl’s hook is pure bliss 🙂

  10. I’ve seen much of Furl’s hooks and the workmanship is certainly beautiful! While one day I would love to own one of these books, I would so much rather see it go to one of these other folks on here that have a difficult time crafting and doing something they’re passionate about. I hope the company picks someone who can truly benefit from this wonderful gift 🙂

  11. I am fairly new to crocheting, but I absolutely love it. Your videos have helped me progress a lot. Unfortunately I do have arthritis in both my hands and wrists that limits how long and how often I can work on projects, I would love a chance to try a Furls hook, if they are as awesome as you say I am sure they would be worth the investment and they are so beautiful too!

  12. I too suffer from carpal tunnel. Had surgery in 1989 but still have problems. I love to crochet for my 9 grandchildren and all my nieces and nephews. Would love to try the Furls hook.

  13. I have visited the Furls site many times and just drool over their gorgeous hooks. I love sharing your video’s. I especially like that you do both left and right handed videos. I am left handed and very rarely see anything for lefties. Great review; sharing on fb and g+ ~

    Thank you
    Cheryl

  14. I trust Furls hooks really works, especially for those in pain. Crocheting is the love of my life and I fear giving it up due to a broken shoulder. For that reason I want to try it . Thanks for the positive review, and for the chance to win!

  15. I believe a Furls hook might work, especially for those in pain and for that reason I would definitely try using it. Crocheting is the love of my life, but I fear giving it up due to a
    Broken shoulder. I’m allready sold on it, thanks for the positive review and the chance to win!!

  16. I like the look of the Furls hook. Will you be posting videos using that hook for others to see it in action? My mom taught to crochet 32 years ago, but I stopped within the first year because of hand pain. I recently started back because my husband had a crocheted scarf that his grandmother had made for him, and someone stole it. He was very upset, so I started crocheting a new scarf for him as a surprise. It will not replace the sentimental value of the scarf, but at least he will still have something hand made from a woman who loves him. I still have issues with hand pain, but I am determined to finish this project for him – although it will take a while at only a few minutes a day. I would love to win a Furls hook to see if it would help me work longer on this project (and possibly allow me to continue to crochet beyond this scarf). I have found that crocheting is a perfect stress reliever as well as a great way to fill time when I am watching something on TV.

  17. I have looked at the Furls hooks and because they are so expensive, I’ve never wanted to give it a try since it would be a waste if I didn’t like it. Your review has made me want to try one. I will be honest, I don’t have any physical issues. Other people deserve this freebie more than I do. But I’d just like to thank you for doing the review so that I have a better idea whether to give them a try or not.

  18. I’d love to have one of these hooks, my wrist is such a train wreck after using the “normal” style hooks that I can hardly move it. I can’t really crochet, I haven’t even picked up a hook in months. Would be great if I could get back into fiber arts again.

  19. I have fibromyalgia, it causes pain in my arms and hands. I would love to try the Furls hook. I saw them online but I couldn’t afford one. I love your YouTube channel! You taught me everything I know about crocheting. Ive made several of your beanies for my girls, they love them! Thank you so much for taking the time to make the videos. Many nights that I’m in pain and can’t sleep I’ve spend watching your videos. Crocheting takes my mind off the pain and I thank you for teaching me.

  20. I really enjoy crocheting, but have had basal thumb arthritis for a very long time. This makes holding object like crochet hooks or anything for that matter very painful. I have looked at these hooks and wanted to try them, but they are more expensive than your average hook. I am so glad to hear it has been helpful for you. Thanks!!

  21. I want a Furls Hook because I always crochet and a problem i have is that my wrists hurt after a little amount of time has past. I believe that this hook can help with that problem since the grip would be better. I do alot of woodworking and i can say that these hooks are a work of art and are absolutely gorgeous! It would be an honor to win one of these hooks to make beautiful masterpieces with! 😀

  22. I would love to try these hooks out. I have noticed recently that my right hand and elbow have been bothering me and wondered if these hooks would help. Glad to hear that they have worked for you. Blessings.

  23. I suffer from Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome; Because of these two things I’m constantly in a lot of pain. I love to crochet though I even try to sell my items since I’m not able to work. Crocheting causes my hands, and arms to become very sore, very quickly. I would love to be able to try out a Furls hook to see if it were to give me any relief!

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