All About Crochet Hooks

Crochet hooks are one of the essential tools that you will use along the way as you learn how to crochet. In this section, you will learn about crochet hook shapes, types, sizes, conversions, and much, much more!

Crochet Hook Shape

A crochet hook is a type of needle with a hook at one end used to draw thread through knotted loops. Crochet hooks tend to be about 5 to 7 inches in length.

Only one crochet hook is need to make crochet stitches.

Crochet Hook Types

Although historically crochet hooks were often made from bone, steel, porcupine quill, celluloid, agate, or ivory, hooks today are typically made with materials such as plastic, metal, and wood.

They can have decorative handles. The handle may be shaped to fit the hand for easier use. Some hooks are made with wooden or plastic handles with the hook made of metal and inserted into the handle.An alternative form is the Tunisian crochet hook, which is much longer than a regular crochet hook, in order to accommodate the multiple loops used in Tunisian crochet. A type of crochet needle with a hook at each end, known as a cro-hook, is used to make double-sided crochet pieces.Contents [hide]1 Differing size systems2 Other uses3 References4 External links[edit]Differing size systems

Hooks come in various sizes (measured in millimetres or fractions of an inch), according to the thickness of the needle. There are several systems of letters and/or numbers that describe the sizing of crochet hooks. The size of the hook is usually matched with an appropriate ply or thickness of thread.[edit]Other uses

Crochet hooks can be used in many instances where it is necessary to pull a string through a hole. For example, many knitters use them to fix dropped knitting stitches, and tailors may use a crochet hook to thread a drawstring through its casing. Their use is not limited to fiber arts, either; crochet hooks can be used to maintain dreadlocks by pulling stray hairs back into the main dread.

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