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My current yarn stash is all Red heart brand & when I mean stash like over 100 skeins & scrap balls as well (8 boxes) any who.. Questions are as follows

 

1---> Baby Blankets w/ Red Heart what size hook would use use my current ripple blanket calls for a G-hook yet when you get 36 rows it's heavy.....would going up a hook size or 2 help? or will you just get tooo big of holes for baby?

 

 

2---> Lapaghans for adults what size hook would use to do a large granny square blanket for adults? would using a say J-K be too big?

 

 

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My current yarn stash is all Red heart brand & when I mean stash like over 100 skeins & scrap balls as well (8 boxes) any who.. Questions are as follows

 

1---> Baby Blankets w/ Red Heart what size hook would use use my current ripple blanket calls for a G-hook yet when you get 36 rows it's heavy.....would going up a hook size or 2 help? or will you just get tooo big of holes for baby?

 

 Definitely go up in size. If u make a hdc or sc stitch there shouldn't be too much of a problem with holes.

2---> Lapaghans for adults what size hook would use to do a large granny square blanket for adults? would using a say J-K be too big?

j hook is good. K would be too holey.

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I think you will need to experiment with different hooks to see what works for you. Everybody has different tension so what works for me may not work for you.

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With Red Heart worsted weight, if I am doing sc, I usually use a J hook. If I am doing dc, I usually use an I hook. I go to smaller hooks to make ami's.

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If I am doing granny squares (whether to join as you go or one large granny or rectangle granny), I tend to use a K hook but I don't find it too holey. I do not chain 1 in between the 3dcs groups, since I find it gives it a tighter look without being holey.

 

Roe

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I use and I hook for most of my afghans with red heart.  If I use a G for a baby blanket it will take me years to get done, he he.  Mary

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You're going to get many answers, as Kathy said above everybody's tension is different, and 'desirable drape' might require a different hook size with your own tension for different stitch patterns.  

 

Example - My SIL and I discovered we have very different tensions - we could not match gauge (same project, same yarn) until we were 5 hook sizes apart from each other.

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