Questions tagged [crochet-hooks]

The primary tool for crocheting, this tag should be used for questions about selecting, using, and caring for crochet hooks.

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Does a minimal difference in hook sizes really change the outcome of a project?

For example: Is there a significant difference between a 15.75 mm crochet hook and a 16 mm crochet hook? I have a pattern that calls for a 16 mm crochet hook, but all I was able to find was a 15.75 ...
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What can I do to make my simple hooks more comfortable?

When I started out I thought that the tools for crocheting were pretty cheap to acquire. Anytime I needed another hook ( or lost one ) I would just head over to the dollar store and get one for ...
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Crocheting: 'knife' grip vs 'pen' grip

When crocheting, there are 2 grips for holding the hook: like a knife or like a pen. The choice is - of course - a matter of what you've been taught and what you prefer, but can anything in general be ...
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What is the conversion for UK and US crochet hooks to mm?

The UK and US use numbered or lettered hook sizes in their patterns rather than a standardized measurement. What are the conversions between the hook sizes depending on whether I'm using US or UK ...