The time has come – the last and final installment of Know Your Hook. We’ve taken you through your crochet hook sizes, starting with the biggest and working our way down. It’s now time for the tiniest of the tiny hooks – the steel hooks. Steel hooks are also known as thread hooks and areRead More
Know Your Hook
Do you know your crochet hook size? Read on to learn all about the varying sizes of crochet hooks, what yarn they work best with and what types of projects they’re typically used for.
Each crochet hook size works best with a certain yarn weight, though obviously you can mix and match depending on what your pattern calls for or the specific look you’re going for. If you’re a beginner, though, you might be wondering why there are so many sizes of hooks and only a few different yarn weights.
Learn your hook size so you can confidently work up that next project and see the benefits to using the specific sizes as they are.
It’s time for a new Know Your Hook! This time, we’ll be focusing on hook sizes B/1 to E/4. The hooks that you’ll be looking for are the smallest hooks you can get before starting to delve into steel hooks, and they measure 2.25-3.5mm.
In terms of yarn types, look for finer yarn than you haveRead More
It’s time for another Know Your Hook! For your reading pleasure, we’ll be look at hook sizes E through size 7 or, like we discussed in our last column, size G. These hooks are a bit smaller than those that pair with the light worsted weight yarns and measure from 3.5 – 4.5mm.
In terms of
It’s time for another Know Your Hook! For this installment, we’ll be looking at the hook sizes 7 through I, or 4.5-5.5mm. Most hook sizes correspond to letters, but there are the few odd sizes out that are just on their own. The size 7 hook falls right between sizes G and H and sinceRead More
The next few hook sizes we’ll be looking into range from K-M. In terms of diameter, these hooks will be anywhere from 6.5 to 9mm in thickness. They’re a little thinner than the M and Q hooks we discussed in our last issue, but these are still thicker hooks than usual. For this range ofRead More
When beginning to work on a project, there are two things to keep in mind right off the bat: yarn weight and hook size. Different types of projects and patterns call for different sizes of hooks, and the same goes for different yarn weights. Basically, the thicker the yarn is that you’re working with, the bigger the hook should be. While it’s true that you can pick a hook size that’s somewhere in the middle of the range for most projects, there’s a specific type of hook that matches with a certain yarn weight, and that combination works best for certain projects.Read More
It’s time for another Know Your Hook! This time around we’ll tackle the hook sizes I-K, 5.5–6.5mm. These three hook sizes are the middle of the bunch in terms of standard crochet projects, so it’s no surprise that they go best with the commonly used worsted weight yarn. This medium thickness yarn is ideal for just about anything from afghans to warm winter accessories.Read More