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All About Yarn

When I started out messing about with yarn as a kid, I grabbed any lying around from my mum’s knitting projects. Since I was finger crocheting, the type of yarn meant nothing to me. But, now that I’m using crochet hooks, I’ve discovered that yarn knowledge is crucial to a successful project.

I first realised there was a gap in my knowledge when US YouTubers frequently mentioned yarn weight numbers. Having never seen anything remotely resembling weight numbers on UK labels, I knew I had to find out.

In this post, I’ll share with you answers to some common questions about yarn for crochet, including how to identify mystery yarn, and I’ve also made a few freebie charts to help you out. PS The charts are available as a free PDF at the end of the post, AND there’s no newsletter sign up to download these charts!

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All About Crochet Hook Sizes

When you’re new to crochet, crochet hook sizes can leave you a wee bit flummoxed. If like me, you watch a lot of crocheters on YouTube and you aren’t from the US, you might be wondering why you can’t find a size H or M hook in your local shops.

Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered on all your burning crochet hook size related questions. And, there’s even a nifty printable PDF crochet hook size conversion chart.

Does It Matter What Crochet Hook You Use?

Yes, and no.

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Anatomy of a Crochet Hook

Welcome to the first in a series of posts dedicated to crochet hooks. Yip, I know, I know, it’s just some stick with a hook… but, it’s so much more than that. The magic you can create with the humble crochet hook and some yarn is only limited by your imagination—in the realm of creating fabulous clothes, accessories, and homeware, that is.

If you’re new to the wonderful and often confusing world of crochet, you may have wondered what on earth that wee hook does. In this first post, I’m going to introduce you to the anatomy of a crochet hook. This way, not only will you have an understanding of what’s being talked about in later, more in-depth posts, but you’ll understand just what it does.

Ready? Cool, let’s jump in.

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