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#1 siyar

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:51 PM

I've just recently gotten into crocheting lace and small pieces, but I'm having the darndest time trying to find a quality set of steel inline hooks.

My mother handed down some old steel hooks of hers, but the only one that I can use easily is a vintage Susan Bates steel hook (inline, where the head is really separated from the shaft only by the "slice" in the hook for the neck). I've purchased a set of six Bates "steelites" the other day, but they don't even compare!

I'm looking into ebay, which is a toss-up and full of slim pickings as of late, but was wondering if anyone could help me locate either a set of vintage Susan Bates steels, or can recommend a brand of inline steels that are of comparative quality. Or sell me a set. ;)

Any information/help will be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:11 PM

Welcome, siyar!

Hooklady might have some vintage Bates steel hooks to sell. Or you could ask the moderators to move this thread to the Wanted/Looking for section. Not everyone checks out the Hooks and Tools section of C'ville. I do like my vintage Bates hooks.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:36 PM

Lacis has some inline steel crochet hooks. They are called "CROCHET BULLION HOOKS" and are typically used for making Bullion stitches. You can find them on the Lacis website at http://www.lacis.com
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

I may just have to do that. They're so few and far between...I'm sure it's because most people that have them are still using them. ;)

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:22 PM

I've just recently gotten into crocheting lace and small pieces, but I'm having the darndest time trying to find a quality set of steel inline hooks.

My mother handed down some old steel hooks of hers, but the only one that I can use easily is a vintage Susan Bates steel hook (inline, where the head is really separated from the shaft only by the "slice" in the hook for the neck). I've purchased a set of six Bates "steelites" the other day, but they don't even compare!

I'm looking into ebay, which is a toss-up and full of slim pickings as of late, but was wondering if anyone could help me locate either a set of vintage Susan Bates steels, or can recommend a brand of inline steels that are of comparative quality. Or sell me a set. ;)

Any information/help will be greatly appreciated!


I have some inline steel hooks that I never ever use. You're welcome to them. PM me with your address. I'll mail them to you and you can send me a check for the postage amount. I don't know how many and I won't be able to look until this weekend.