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Hi, I just have a quick question. I am going to be working with Aunt Lyndia's classic crochet thread (mercerized) size 10. I am wondering what would be the best size hook to use with it.

 

Also when doing ends in do I do the same as I would with regular yarn or is there some special way to do it with thread so it looks good?

 

Thanks :hook

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Size 7 would be the hook to start with. some helpful charts http://crochet.about.com/library/blthreadhook.htm

http://www.hassdesign.com/BasicFiletTechniques/CrochetHooksAndThread/

 

if you are going to buy new hooks, I would recommend Addi. they make size 6 and 8, both of which I've used with size 10. http://www.skacelknitting.com/s.nl;jsessionid=8sZMMGFKYFvycPLn24FGXWztyR7Qb4vGk2YQLp5DryMbrFC3K7QcgdwTYrnC04yD5NVLJGQpljS0SH7dqnFThLCgbpb3pxxTQhlnprkklvBr7Bl1d6npQ2HLKnpwKh8j!-151539517?sc=2&category=8681

http://www.addineedleshop.com/addi_crochet/capped_steel_crochet.htm

I say this because I find the new Boye/Bates hooks to be all over the place in sizing. the steel hook number/mm sizing isn't very standardized, but I think the new Boye/Bates hooks are not the mm size they are labeled as, whereas the Addi are.

 

 

for the ends, i do the same as in yarn, use a needle to weave in the ends. if i have to weave in on an area where there are only chains, i usually go into the back bumps of the chain.

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A Boye #7 or a Bates #5

 

would be the best place to start. Once you get used to it you can check out the different sizes and see which is best for you.

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I would say it depends on how tight you crochet. Use a larger hook (7 or 8) if you crochet tight. My personal preference is to use a 9 or 10, but that's because it gives me the look I want in my stitches. You definitely have to experiment with the different sizes.

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