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.
Find definitions of crochet terms by visiting the Knitting & Crocheting Glossary available online for free at the Dummies.com website:
Free table of crochet symbols and abbreviations used in patterns can be found at the Crochet Guild of America website:
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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
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Other various supplies:
- Craft scissors
- Sewing supplies
- Measurement instrument