Addi Swing Crochet Hooks – Ergonomic or Uneconomical?
I had bought an Addi Swing crochet hook in a size 3mm over a year ago. I bought it because it claimed it was ergonomic and would help with hand fatigue.
I finally got around to trying it out and made a video review of what I thought.
I unfortunately didn’t find the high price tag (over $13 US for one hook) translating into less pain. More like an awkwardly shaped handle that I couldn’t hold just right.
I’ve had this video review of my Addi Swing Crochet Hook up for almost a week now and find that many people share my sentiment — they just aren’t that comfortable to hold. Whether a knife or pencil grip, the ergonomic handle forces you to hold it a certain way, which for some reason doesn’t point my hook in the correct way to crochet.
Do any of you have an Addi? What do you think of it? Let us know below.
I have the same problem – the hook doesn’t face the right direction. I crochet with the pencil grip. Rather than facing the “V” of my stitch, it faces the top, whicheans I have to figure out how to get it turned. If only I could crochet upside-down!
I really want to like this hook but I have small hands. I like the length of the hook but not of the handle.instead of my thumb resting in the thumb spot it’s on the pointed part. So it does force my hand open but it’s not super comfortable bc it doesn’t lay where it should.
I use the addi swing hooks.
I have arthritis, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel. If it was not for these hooks I would no longer be crocheting.
They are AWESOME!
You saved me money and aggravation by using the mentioned crochet hook. I’ll stick with my steel hooks as always. B.Hopper
I’m here to serve. 🙂 and save money. 😉