Susan Bates Luxite Crochet Hooks. These hooks offer a warm, lightweight and inexpensive alternative to aluminum. Luxite is a specially formulated plastic material that is very durable. Susan Bates' famous in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge. The larger hooks, sizes L11-P16, are great when you want to use novelty yarns or double or triple strand your favorite yarn to create afghans, bulky sweaters and scarves that are finished in a snap.