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1knittychick 08-03-2010 08:39 PM

knitting needles and crochet hooks
 
does anyone know where I can find a chart showing knitting needles and their crochet hook counterpart? for example, if I have a size 8 knitting needle, the crochet hook size would be___? Appreciate the help.:muah:

kmaclean 08-03-2010 08:55 PM

I could be mistaken, but I think that the best way to go about determining what size crochet hook to use with a given knitting needle size would be to measure the size of both the knitting needle and the crochet hook in millimeters rather than in US sizes.

For example, a US 8 size knitting needle can also be found labeled as 5mm. I would then find a 5mm crochet hook, which would be a size US H.

You can find conversion charts for both knitting needles and crochet hooks for converting between US sizes and millimeters.

Hope this helps! I'm sure others who are experienced crocheters will have insights for you as well. :thumbsup:

suzeeq 08-03-2010 10:34 PM

Here's another chart that shows the equivalents, however, I've read that while a size H is a 5mm, you'd use the next size up for the hook on the same yarn, an I. That's how the gauges seem to run on the yarn labels, they're not always the same mm number for both.

borealowl 08-07-2010 11:44 PM

I have a Susan Bates Knit Chek you can find at Joanns in the accessories section. You can put your needles, hooks inside and it has sizes together to compare.

knitcindy 08-09-2010 09:56 AM

I just use the same size crochet hook as the knitting needle. ie. knitting needle size 8 would be crochet hook size 8. All my Susan Bates crochet hooks have the number size right on the "handle".

knitcindy

linknit41 08-09-2010 07:07 PM

crochet/knitting needle sizing
 
i once heard on tv (knitty gritty maybe) that a size 8 knitting needle equates to an H crochet hook, and working from that,a 7 would be a G, a 9 would be an I, etc. Hope this helps. linknit41


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