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So, you've got your favorite hook and just want to be able to use it for any project you are working on. Well, you might want to rethink that if you are struggling -- the material of the hook can affect how easily you are able to work with certain types of yarn. A slippery yarn, like rayon or silk, might be easier to work with if you are using a hook that "grabs" the yarn, like one made of wood, bamboo, or plastic. For a yarn that is more textured, you'll want a slippery hook, like a metal one that's been coated with nickle-plating. A change in tools can make all the difference with a certain yarn project, but don't forget to go back and create a new gauge swatch because a change in hooks, even of the same size, can affect how you crochet (more tensely or more loosely), which will affect your gauge!