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Nichan
10-06-2007, 04:00 AM
i see that there are J,H, I, etc as hook size's 'code'...
but i see sometimes like this: 5/0, 3/0, etc...i really don't understand the size of that hook (in mm)...i have 6/0 hook and J (or I?) hook (6 mm) but the 6/0 is smaller than that J hook...

does any one know about hook size code?...i looked into some website but mostly they explain about that alphabet hook...

thank you

Riss
10-06-2007, 11:43 AM
Its so funny that you brought this up, because I was actually wondering the same thing. I've been working with a lot of japanese crochet patterns, and 3/0 etc. is how they display the hook sizes. I finally tracked down one of my friends who went to college in japan to see if he could help me translate, and he found me a site that explained the conversions! I'll put it all in here for you...

2/0-3/0 2.0-2.3mm US B/1
4/0-6/0 2.5-3.5mm US C/2 D/3 E/4
7/0 4.0mm US G/6
7.5/0-9/0 4.5-5.5mm US 7 H/8 I/9
8/0-10/0 5.5-6.0mm US I/9 J/10


I hope that makes a little bit of sense...

DonnaS
10-06-2007, 11:45 AM
Was going to say that the sizes may vary for international patterns. I know they are different with UK sizes anyway :)

Nichan
10-06-2007, 09:31 PM
Its so funny that you brought this up, because I was actually wondering the same thing. I've been working with a lot of japanese crochet patterns, and 3/0 etc. is how they display the hook sizes. I finally tracked down one of my friends who went to college in japan to see if he could help me translate, and he found me a site that explained the conversions! I'll put it all in here for you...

2/0-3/0 2.0-2.3mm US B/1
4/0-6/0 2.5-3.5mm US C/2 D/3 E/4
7/0 4.0mm US G/6
7.5/0-9/0 4.5-5.5mm US 7 H/8 I/9
8/0-10/0 5.5-6.0mm US I/9 J/10


I hope that makes a little bit of sense...

japanese crochet?...hahaha...this is so funny, too because i am doing it right now...i got hooked because of japanese crochet books i bought...:cheering:

thanks for the info...this is absolutely helpful

Nichan
10-06-2007, 09:36 PM
Yes, i found UK's is different, too...but i can still find the conversion chart...i think it's available a lot on many webs

Phretys
10-07-2007, 01:46 AM
Kpixie.com has a handy little pdf chart that lists a size conversion (like what Riss posted) plus a simplified explanation of a typical materials list:

http://www.kpixie.com/jp-to-en-needle-size.pdf

I figured I'd be referring to this pretty often so I have it bookmarked *and* saved to my computer. :)

Debi

Nichan
10-07-2007, 07:52 AM
i've printed it and save it on my computer...this link is helpful