Just as in a boxing match, the best way to win at crochet is to use a good hook. But choosing the right crochet hook from among the gazillions on the market isn't always easy. For one reason, what's right for one person may not be great for another. What's more, different projects and types of yarn call for different shapes and styles of hooks.
You can't see the adorable knit and crochet creatures known as amigurumi, and NOT want to make one. But even if you're an experienced maker, picking materials for these guys isn't totally straightforward. After all, you've got to think about serious use cases like cuddle-ability and the best way to make the world's cutest face.