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woofwoof
27-06-2008, 04:58 PM
Hiya everyone,

I'm very new to crochet, well - so new that i've not actually started yet! But i have purchased a pattern i would like to make...except the hook sizes are in US letters, and i'm having trouble finding an accurate answer as to which hooks i need! :confused:

I need - F, G, J and K (sounds ambitious i know, but these are for various patterns - i assure you, i will be starting slow! :D). Now, i found a couple of websites with US/metric sizes but to me at the moment, its just gobbledegook! It seems to depend on what the hook is made of...

I've found a lovely set on Ebay i fancy getting, but i don't know if they include the sizes i need? There are 12 in the set, 2.5mm-10mm. There is a table with UK/US sizes but it doesn't include any letters! Are the ones i need included? :o

Please help me out!

Thanks in advance!

Clare

MurmuringWheel
27-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Hi Clare,

There is a useful conversion chart on the Knitting and Crochet Guild website.

F = 4mm
G = 4.50mm
J = 6mm
K = 7mm

Hope this helps

woofwoof
27-06-2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks MurmuringWheel, thats so helpful :D I sound like such a novice!

Will check out that website :)

Clare

cloudhopping
28-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Also worth noting is that the UK and USA terms for crochet are different - so if you have a pattern that reads "double crochet" this can mean different things depending upon who wrote the pattern!

I've got the conversion charts in a book so if you need them let me know!

jaydee67
22-07-2008, 11:43 PM
You may find this handy to keep:

KNITTING NEEDLE CONVERSION

Metric (mm)~~ US~~ UK/Canada
2.0~~ 0 ~~ 14
2.25~~ 1 ~~ 13
2.75~~ 2 ~~ 12
3.0~~ - ~~ 11
3.25~~ 3 ~~ 10
3.5~~ 4 ~~ -
3.75~~ 5 ~~ 9
4.0~~ 6 ~~ 8
4.5~~ 7 ~~ 7
5.0~~ 8 ~~ 6
5.5~~ 9 ~~ 5
6.0~~ 10 ~~ 4
6.5~~ 10 1/2 ~~ 3
7.0~~ - ~~ 2
7.5~~ - ~~ 1
8.0~~ 11 ~~ 0
9.0~~ 13 ~~ 00
10.0~~ 15 ~~ 000

--------------------------------------

HOOK CONVERSION

Metric (mm)~~ US ~~ UK/Canada
2.0~~ - ~~ 14
2.25~~ B/1 ~~ 13
2.5~~ - ~~ 12
2.75~~ C/2 ~~ -
3.0~~ - ~~ 11
3.25~~ D/3 ~~ 10
3.5~~ E/4 ~~ 9
3.75~~ F/5 ~~ -
4.0~~ G/6~~ 8
4.5~~ - ~~ 7
5.0~~ H/8 ~~ 6
5.5~~ I/9 ~~ 5
6.0~~ J/10 ~~ 4
6.5~~ K/10.5 ~~ 3
7.0~~ - ~~ 2
8.0~~ L/11 ~~ 0
9.0~~ M/13 ~~ 00
10.0~~ N/15 ~~ 000
16.0~~ P/16 ~~ -
16.0~~ Q ~~ -
19~~ S ~~ -

-----------------------------
Crochet Abbs
US ~~ UK
chain(ch) ~~ chain(ch)
single crochet (sc)~~ double crochet (dc)
double crochet (dc)~~ treble (tr)
half double crochet (hdc)~~ half treble (htr)
triple crochet (trc)~~ double treble (dtr)
slip stitch (sl st)~~ slip stitch (sl st)

---------------------------------

UK~~ US
4-ply~~ Sportweight
Doubleknitting~~ Worsted
Aran~~ Fisherman or Medium weight
Chunky~~ Bulky

rifka
02-09-2008, 01:35 PM
great info here
i dont think what needles are made of should make a difference in size
rifka