What size crochet hook do I use for bulky yarn?
Yarn Weight & Crochet Hook Size Chart
|Yarn Weight Terms||Suggested Hook Size|
|4-Medium, Worsted||(I-9) 5.50 mm, (J-10) 6.00 mm, (K-11) 6.50 mm|
|5-Bulky, Chunky||7.00 mm, (L) 8.00 mm, (M/N) 9.00 mm|
|6-Super Bulky||(N/M) 10.00 mm, 12.00 mm|
|7-Jumbo||(P/Q) 15.00 mm, (Q) 16 mm|
Which crochet hook uses more 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 happens when you use the wrong size 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.
What does using a bigger crochet hook do?
Smaller hooks make finer and tighter crochet, while larger hooks produce a bulkier, more open weave. Patterns and yarn labels always suggest what size hook to use, but you may need to switch to a different size to achieve the correct gauge.
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.
Are expensive crochet hooks worth it?
Are they worth it? YES, YES, YES. If you’ve never tried a Furls hook before, you’ll definitely want to read this first. I recommend starting with a Streamline first, because they are a lower investment and lighter weight which is easier to get used to at first.
How do I make my crochet hooks smoother?
Here’s a quick tip to help your hook glide more smoothly through your yarn… Put a tiny dot of lotion (baby lotion or face moisturizer… any kind that’s not too thick) on one of your fingers & lightly rub it around the shaft of your crochet hook. (I swear I didn’t mean for that to sound dirty.