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  • Crochet Hook Size Help Please!!

    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!)



  • #2
    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,
    Try a new way every day and work becomes play!


    • #3
      I would suggest a 4 or 4.5 for a thin(ish) scarf.
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      • #4
        Size 4 all the way!!!!! What sort of pattern are you doing for your scarf?


        • #5
          perhaps size 4 hooks should set up their own fan site!
          Try a new way every day and work becomes play!


          • #6
            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 my experience!...


            • #7
              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!) and see how I get on.

              Thanks again-really appreciate it


              • #8
                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!


                • #9
                  I certainly will let you know.......but I`m very slow!


                  • #10
                    Could Deramores Needle, Hook & Yarn chart be of any use?