What is the difference in crochet hooks? The difference between crochet hooks is bigger and smaller size hooks. It all depends on the size of yarn that you use for which hook you end up using. This is going to get a bit complex for a second, because I want to go a little in depth for a better understanding. If you feel it will be confusing, skip your way on down to the chart instead.
- The most common is (#4) worsted weight yarn, so for (#4) worsted weight yarn, I typically use an I to K size hook. I use (#4) worsted weight yarn to gauge what other size hooks I use.
- So for (#3) light worsted weight yarn, I would typically use anything between a G to H size hook.
- For (#2) fine weight yarn, I would use an E to F size hook, and (#1) super fine yarn, I would use C to a D size hook.
- Then going up from (#4) worsted weight yarn, I would do (#5) bulky yarn 7 mm to M/N size hook.
- For (#6) super bulky, M/N to 12 mm crochet hook.
- And (#7) jumbo size I would use a P/Q to a Q size hook.
You may notice, some of these hooks have the same letters, and that is just how it ended up being in the industry. You may want to pay attention to the millimeter if anything (which can be found on most hooks); as I have found it to be the most accurate. It is nice to have the letters to look at from time to time though.
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What is the difference in crochet hooks?
|Yarn Weight||Hook Size|
|#1 – Super Fine||(C-2) 2.75 mm, (D-3) 3.25 mm|
|#2 – Fine||(E-4) 3.50 mm, (F-5) 3.75 mm|
|#3 – Light Worsted||(G-6) 4.00 mm, (7) 4.50 mm, (H-8) 5.00 mm|
|#4 – Worsted||(I-9) 5.50 mm, (J-10) 6.00 mm, (K-11) 6.50 mm|
|#5 – Bulky||7.00 mm, (L) 8.00 mm, (M/N) 9.00 mm|
|#6 – Super Bulky||(M/N) 10.00 mm, 12.00 mm|
|#7 – Jumbo||(P/Q) 15.00 mm, (Q) 16.00 mm|
If you skipped on down to the chart, I’d like you to take a little pit stop here. You will notice the (#4 – Worsted) part is bolded. I have bolded it as a reference, because I use it as a baseline to determine what size hook I will use with each yarn weight, since it is in the middle. Please remember, this chart is only a reference, and you can use any size hook with any size yarn.
I do encourage staying with the same size hook used in my patterns, when making my patterns, unless you need to adjust it for the gauge. It really is the simplest way to go about it, since I have already done all the math for you in the pattern.
Crochet hooks don’t only stop there, but I promise this part is the easiest. Crochet hooks are made out of different materials. Material is just personal preference. I have used each material and currently use wood, although the other materials worked really nice as well. As I said, it comes down to personal preference so take your pick, and find out what you like! 🙂
Clay Handle Crochet Hook
Comfort Handle Crochet Hook – Lace Hook
Tunisian Crochet Hook
Tapered or in-line hook?
Huh? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! (Hahaha That sounded like a superhero didn’t it? 😀 ) Again, this is just personal preference. Do you like it to have a bit more of a catch to it or not. I’ve used both, and to me there isn’t much of a difference. (Even though there has been a debate weather tapered or in-line is better.) Below I have showed you a photo between the two.
Metal Crochet Hook
Get a crochet hook that will be comfortable to you for hours. Since you get into crocheting, you will most likely want to crochet for hours. I have tried every type of hook material, and mostly try to use furls streamline crochet hooks, because I have found them to be the most comfortable to me.
Woohoo! You survived learning the difference in crochet hooks! I hope you learned a thing or two. I’d love to know what size hook you are going to start out with! 🙂
If you haven’t had a chance, you may want to check out the different size yarn weights, click here.
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