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Hooks, I don't know what they are for

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My family has an antique store. All kinds of goodies there. One of the dealers had a set of hooks for sale, had to buy them. Just don't know what they are used for. Some are so tiny. Figured fun to add to the collection of old pattern books and stuff I'm now buying lol I tried to get a pic but it doesn't so well enough how tiny some are. I attached the pic. post-76838-0-24648000-1453597918_thumb.jpeg

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Nice purchase!  You have some kind of rare hooks in the bunch.  the third from the left and the tenth from the left are inline hooks, which is unusual in hooks this size.  illustration of inline and non-inline http://www.planetjune.com/blog/crochet-hook-styles/

Inline style is favored by some people but as far as I know there is no company making the small sizes in inline style now; Susan Bates did many yrs ago.  btw the small sizes for thread are called "steel" hooks.  

 

The sort of curved-pointed thing in between the 8th and 9th hooks doesnt look like a crochet hook.  A nutpick maybe?  

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Nice purchase!  You have some kind of rare hooks in the bunch.  the third from the left and the tenth from the left are inline hooks, which is unusual in hooks this size.  illustration of inline and non-inline http://www.planetjune.com/blog/crochet-hook-styles/

Inline style is favored by some people but as far as I know there is no company making the small sizes in inline style now; Susan Bates did many yrs ago.  btw the small sizes for thread are called "steel" hooks.  

 

The sort of curved-pointed thing in between the 8th and 9th hooks doesnt look like a crochet hook.  A nutpick maybe?

 

I couldn't pass them up. All of them in the roll up holder for $7. Thank you for the link. After more coffee will read over it. I love learning about hooks, yarn and everything I can. I'm constantly on the look out now at our store for crochet items lol Snagged up a 1947 pattern book which is awesome. I have a few jars of crochet thread I got from work too but for decoration. Very pretty, very colorful. They aren't vintage or anything but so pretty. They are with my jars of vintage buttons. Lol

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Very nice!  Most of them look like they have the size stamped on them.  For those that don't, get a slide on hook gauge, like this one at Amazon.  It's probably cheaper at Walmart.  Loop a piece of masking tape around the end and write the size on the tape.

 

Here's a handy size guide ...

http://www.crochet-knit.com/crochet/hook-chart.html

 

Here's a blog post about choosing the right size with a link to the Yarn Council's guide for hook size by yarn weight...

http://www.createforless.com/buying-guides/crochet,-knitting-and-other-needlework/crochet-hooks.aspx

 

Basically, choosing the right size hook depends on your tension, yarn fiber & weight, and pattern.  When you're doing Tunisian,  go up at least 2 hook sizes.  Do a 5"x5" swatch in the yarn and pattern that you intend to use.  If it feels tight or looks squished together, curling or rippling, use a bigger hook.  If it feels too loose, looks sloppy, has too many holes, use a smaller hook.  When it feels and looks good, you've got the right sized hook for the project!

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Very nice!  Most of them look like they have the size stamped on them.  For those that don't, get a slide on hook gauge, like this one at Amazon.  It's probably cheaper at Walmart.  Loop a piece of masking tape around the end and write the size on the tape.

 

Here's a handy size guide ...

http://www.crochet-knit.com/crochet/hook-chart.html

 

Here's a blog post about choosing the right size with a link to the Yarn Council's guide for hook size by yarn weight...

http://www.createforless.com/buying-guides/crochet,-knitting-and-other-needlework/crochet-hooks.aspx

 

Basically, choosing the right size hook depends on your tension, yarn fiber & weight, and pattern.  When you're doing Tunisian,  go up at least 2 hook sizes.  Do a 5"x5" swatch in the yarn and pattern that you intend to use.  If it feels tight or looks squished together, curling or rippling, use a bigger hook.  If it feels too loose, looks sloppy, has too many holes, use a smaller hook.  When it feels and looks good, you've got the right sized hook for the project!

Thanks for the links and info! Really appreciate it.

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