Photo from Etsy Seller DiVintageBlessings
The Clipson Hooks were sold in the typical sizes between 00 and 14. Note the color 'knob' tips. Each different color was used for size identification within your collection.
Did you note that the hook carried the Good Housekeeping seal of approval? Here the 'money-back' guarantee is offered.
These hooks, in several renditions remained popular in the market into the mid 1970's. The hooks can still be found on the typical selling sites - Etsy, Ebay, etc.
There are a few patterns in the shop that call for these hooks. These patterns are typically from magazines and were placed opposite of the Clipson advertisement. Feel free to substitute any hook of the required size.
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I have a number 5 clipson my grandmother bought me as a child. It is the only hook I use and live it's design. What size is a 5 equivalent to as it is an uncommon sizeReplyDelete
According to this other blog post I found, a US no. 5 hook is now a US F, or 3.75 mm hook.
Source: Morgan, Leonie. "Crochet Hook Conversion Chart." Woolnhook, 8 Feb. 2017, leoniemorgan.com/2017/02/crochet-hook-conversion-chart.html.