View Full Version : Crochet Hook Size Help Please!!

28-04-2008, 10:50 AM
I`m a novice crocheter. Its years since I made anything but I`ve recently been inspired to have a go again. I learnt at Primary School, a lovely lady called Mrs Ford Brown taught me. That was before the National Curriculum came in and ruined everything!!

I`ll step off my soap box now........

I`d like to make a few narrow summery scarves to go with a few outfits I have. The dresses are V neck and I`m a bit aware of a surgery scar I have just below my shoulder so I thought scarf or a shrug would be a good idea. I`ve bought some DK cotton and DK cotton pearle but I don`t know what size hook to use. Can anyone tell me what size hook I should be using for DK Cotton??? The lable gives the knitting needle size but not hook size (hmmmph!)



28-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Hi Clare,
If the wool states the millimeter size of the suggested knitting needle, you can use the corresponding hook ie. 4mm - size 4 hook!
Why not try experimenting with a few sizes to see what effect you get?
Good luck with the scarves,

28-04-2008, 12:01 PM
I would suggest a 4 or 4.5 for a thin(ish) scarf.

still learning
29-04-2008, 09:36 AM
Size 4 all the way!!!!! What sort of pattern are you doing for your scarf?

29-04-2008, 12:16 PM
perhaps size 4 hooks should set up their own fan site!

still learning
29-04-2008, 03:01 PM
I don't know how I've managed it but I own three size 4 hooks so I'd sign up for the fan club!

A tip is to get the metal ones not plastic! Plastic bends, warms up and can make the wool 'stick' on the hook - too much friction...in my experience!...

01-05-2008, 06:52 AM
Thankyou for the help!

Ohhhh, I haven`t got a clue what pattern I will use. I was just going to have a play with mesh stitch ( I think that`s what it is!:D) and see how I get on.

Thanks again-really appreciate it

still learning
01-05-2008, 09:16 AM
I've just made a shawl type thing to go with my summer dresses. I did the mesh stitch and it came out really well. It's very easy to do and grows very quickly.

Good luck and let us know how you get on!

01-05-2008, 04:07 PM
I certainly will let you know.......but I`m very slow!