Frequent question: How do I know which crochet hook to use?

What hook should I use for crochet?

WHAT YOU’LL NEED. The best size crochet hook to start with is an H/8 (5mm) that is made of aluminum. This size is comfortable to hold in your hand, making the movements of crocheting easier than using a very small or very large hook. To work with a size H/8 (5mm) hook, you will need 4-ply knitting worsted weight yarn.

Does using a bigger crochet hook use less yarn?

If you are using the same pattern (same number of stitches and rows/rounds), a larger crochet hook will use up more yarn. If you are going for the same size of project (say a 36 by 36 inch blanket), a larger crochet hook will use up less yarn.

What size crochet hook Do I need to make a blanket?

It can be overwhelming to select what size crochet hook to use for blankets, but US H-8 would be the best choice, especially for beginners. This means that the hook size is 5mm, ideal for worsted weight yarn. This yarn weight will also be comfortable for crocheting most blankets.

What happens if you use the wrong crochet hook?

The hook that you choose, combined with the yarn and your tension, will impact the gauge of the piece. This, in turn, gives you the finished project size. If you choose the wrong crochet hook, you might end up with a sweater that is much smaller or larger than intended.

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Do I have to use the recommended crochet hook size?

The reality is that the hook size is just a suggestion. Different crocheters will need to use different hook sizes depending on their tension. Someone who crochets very loose will need to use a smaller hook for the same project while someone who crochets tight will need to use a larger one.

Is it easier to crochet with thick or thin yarn?

Most people find that yarn, which is thicker than thread (see more sizing information below), is easier to work with than crochet thread. That said, there are certainly crocheters who’ve jumped right into working with crochet thread from the beginning.

What size crochet hook is best for amigurumi?

The best crochet hook for amigurumi is the size D (3.25 mm) Clover Amour hook. When used with sport or DK yarn, this hook glides smoothly and is comfortable to maneuver when creating small, tight stitches for amigurumi. Always make sure to go down a few sizes from the one on the yarn label.