by Alison Stapleton
Crochet Hook Sizes
Crochet hooks are measured in different sizes and the two types of measurement are metric and imperial.
Metric Size Hooks (UK)
Metric hook sizes are measured in millimeters (mm).
This refers to the diameter of the hook.
1.25mm, 2mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 1mm, 15mm and 20mm.
Imperial Size Hooks (USA)
Imperial sizes are usually feet and inches and in this case crochet hooks are given a letter of the alphabet.
Crochet Hook Size Chart
Old US sizes
|N / P
|P / Q
Crochet hooks can be made from many materials but the usual ones are:
Bamboo and plastic crochet hooks bend and this can slow you down. The best hooks are made from steel, aluminum or hard woods like rosewood.
Aluminum crochet hooks come in different colors for each size so you can see immediately the difference between a 4.5mm hook and a 5mm hook.
Over time you will collect many crochet hooks in different sizes and also hooks in the same size so you can have one for each project or every place which you crochet.
For example I have one crochet hook in the kitchen drawer for squares and one in the car also for squares.
I also have a hook next to my chair in front of the TV for the bigger projects and blankets.
What is crochet?
Let’s break it down letter by letter.
C – R – O – C – H – E – T
C is for Creative
If it is anything crochet is creative. It is not like knitting where machines can do it. Crochet is always done by hand and usually there is only one stitch on the hook at a time.
R is for Release
When crocheting the release come from the letting go of stress by the rhythmic hooking of the garment. . To think that crochet is just making stuff is incorrect and you will miss one of the greatest benefits of crochet to assume so.
O is for Original
Every piece is an original. Yes you may make more than one hat but each hat will be an original pei e of art as the crafter making it will impart something of there essence into the item. Many crochet gets will adapt a pattern to suit themselves and this makes each insinuate and original. There is no cookie cutter crochet.
C is for Colour
Clearly color plays a big part in crochet. The simple to the intricate an bring different feels to the moods of the it’s through the use of color whether bristly or pastel shades are used the individual color. Ok inactions of each crafter will show in the finished item. .
H is for Heavenly
Heavenly may not be the first word you relate to crocheting it those who do it a lot will agree. That there is something almost spiritual in the. Reaction of an item where your thoughts and even prayers will become part of the item. If you listen to music whilst crocheting you can remember the th elated when you look and admire the finished work.
E is for Enjoyment
You have to enjoy crocheting to get the most from the craft. Choosing the yarn, pattern and colors and the message in your piece is all part of the enjoyment of crocheting. Some people. Do get e dry day as testament to their love of crochet.
T is for Tension
All crocheted items have tension in the stitches. If you hold the yarn too tight the item will be strangled. If you holds the yarn too loose the item will have no shape. Tension when perfect results in a beautiful creation. Every crocheted will make a tension square before they begin every item to check their tension. Of course there is another type of tension as well the tension you may have because your life is being challenging this type of tension can be expressed through the beauty of crocheting.