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A guide with resources to help those interested in learning to crochet.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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This guide provides resources for individuals interested in learning to crochet. Crocheting is a type of needlework in which one hooked needle is used to make a series of interlocking loops with one string of yarn. Those loops form a pattern which can be fashioned into clothing, blankets and many other objects.

Two of my crochet hooks and yarn.


Crochet Terms

Find definitions of crochet terms by visiting the Knitting & Crocheting Glossary available online for free at the website:

Free table of crochet symbols and abbreviations used in patterns can be found at the Crochet Guild of America website:

Subject Guide

Amber King
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Graduate student at the SJSU School of Library and Information Sciences.

Supplies Needed

Crochet Hooks:

U.S. size ranges

  • Steel hooks can usually range from small sizes of .9 mm (hook size #14) to 2.7 mm (hook size #00).
  • Other hooks range from 2.25 mm to 19 mm and hook sizes are denoted by letters and numbers.
  • NOTE: Hook sizing methods may vary and the hook millimeter size, if available, is the best method for gauging a hook size.


Craft Yarn Council Standard Yarn Weight System

Crochet Guild of America's Top 10 Yarn Questions & Answers

(NOTE: This link will open up as a PDF file.)

Other various supplies:

  • Patterns
  • Craft scissors
  • Sewing supplies
  • Measurement instrument

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