What do crochet thread sizes mean?

How do I know my crochet thread size?

The key to understanding thread size is that the larger the number the thinner the thread. For example: Size 3 is much larger than size 30. Conversely, size 10 is thinner than size 8 and so on.

What is the difference between size 10 and 20 crochet thread?

Size 20 crochet thread is slightly thinner than size 10. Even though size 20 is smaller, you can still observe knots and stitches with relative ease. Because the difference between the two sizes is minimal, you can use size 20 interchangeably with size 10 crochet thread without affecting the pattern drastically.

What is the thickest size crochet thread?

Crochet thread comes in sizes 3 through 100, with 3 being the thickest and 100 being so thin that it resembles sewing thread.

What ply is size 3 crochet thread?

Fashion Crochet Thread Size 3 (DISCONTINUED)

Weight: Fingering / 4-ply / Super Fine
Texture: Plied (3 or more plies)
Fiber: Mercerized Cotton (100%)
Needles: 2.75mm (2 US) (12 UK) 3.25mm (3 US) (10 UK)
Gauge: 27-32 sts / 10 cm (4″)

How thick should crochet yarn be?

Yarn Weight & Crochet Hook Size Chart

Yarn Weight Terms Suggested Hook Size
2-Fine (E-4) 3.50 mm, (F-5) 3.75 mm
3-Light, Light Worsted (G-6) 4.00 mm, (7) 4.50 mm, (H-8) 5.00 mm
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
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Is crochet thread the same as embroidery thread?

Sewing and Embroidery Threads Are Not for Crochet

While embroidery thread has the right thickness, the strips are very short, which is frustrating when trying to crochet because you will have to constantly join ends before working.

What letter is a 4.5 mm crochet hook?

Standard knitting needle and crochet hook sizes

Metric diameter US Knitting Needle Number Corresponding Crochet Hook Size
3.75 mm 5 F-5
4 mm 6 G-6 (Boye G-6 is 4.25mm)
4.5 mm 7 7
5 mm 8 H-8