Crocheting is a fun, relaxing craft that allows you to express your creativity. If you’re just entering the world of crochet, it may be hard to figure out which size hook is best for a particular yarn weight. Watch this easy demo and learn how to easily match up hooks and yarn. Find crochet hooks, yarn and more when you shop at Michaels — in store or online.
(0:16) For fingering yarn and 10-count, use steel 6, 7, 8, or B-1 hooks. You can find the yarn weight symbol located on the package. For fingering and 10-count, the symbol will have the number “0” and the word “LACE”.
(0:24) For sock, fingering and baby yarns, use B-1 to E-4 hooks. Look for the symbol with the number “1” and the words “SUPER FINE”.
(0:32) Fine yarns include baby and sport yarns and should be used with E-4 to 7 hooks. The symbol on the yarn will have the number “2” and the word “FINE”.
(0:40) DK and light worsted yarns are called “light” and work best with number 7 to I-9 hooks. Look for the symbol with the number “3” and the word “LIGHT”.
(0:48) Worsted, afghan, and aran yarns are in the medium category and should be used with I-9 to K-10 ½ hooks. The symbol on the package will have the number “4” and the word “MEDIUM”.
(0:58) Chunky, craft and rug yarn should be used with K-10 ½ to M-13 hooks. Look for the symbol with the number “5” and the word “BULKY”.
(1:04) Bulky and roving yarn are in the super bulky category and work best with M-13 hooks and above. The symbol on the package will have the number “6” and the words “SUPER BULKY”.
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