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I love them too. They’re really soft and cosy
Hey team, trying to learn to crochet but my hook is 10mm. Is that too big and clumsy to learn on? I’m using quite thick yarn too so I thought the hook would be OK but I’m all fingers and thumbs rn
That’s huge, but I think the most important thing is that it’s the right size for the yarn, and that the yarn is a good one to learn on - something fairly smooth, not too fluffy, ideally not too splitty (where the strands that make up the yarn don’t stick together well, most common with cotton)
Thanks, I had a normal sized one knocking around somewhere but couldn’t find it tonight when the urge hit. Maybe I’ll pick up another smaller one and see if it’s easier.
Most yarn will tell you a suggested size of crochet hook and knitting needles on the label. Sometimes it might only say knitting needle size - the ideal crochet hook won’t necessarily be exactly the same but will be in the same ballpark.
If your yarn doesn’t suggest a 10mm hook or very close to that then yes I’d suggest getting a different yarn or a different hook.
I went to a knitting thing once where the organiser was trying to teach people to knit using needles that were much too big - I think it’s easy to imagine it would be easier but actually means there’s too much loose yarn everywhere and it’s all just a big mess
I should really try and get back into knitting this autumn, it’s a nice thing to do when it’s cold out
I thought there was such a thing as “normal sized” knitting needles once but quickly learned that there isn’t. As @froglet said, different hooks/needles go with different yarns – so check the yarn you want to use as it will tell you on the label (or online if you don’t have the label) what normally works
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Yeah, I guess I mean a similar size to my favourite knitting needles - which are like 4mm maybe.
Really keen to knit up like a big scarf or something so know I’ll need to get into big needles and yarn and thought I could jump the queue by starting crochet with a 10mm and thick yarn but the hook hath humbled me!
In fairness 10mm def isn’t a “normal” size - I’ve never used or owned one that big and I’ve been crocheting for about 20 years. Think the biggest I’ve got is 8mm and I think I used that for crocheting strips of cut up carrier bag
I’ve made a couple of jumpers similar to this. I don’t think it would require too much experience to make, esp if you were to choose a pattern that doesn’t have ribbing round the edges