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Hi!

I am a relatively new crocheter so I don't have a lot of hooks around but am wondering if it's possible to substitute hook sizes. The yarn I am using is Buttercream Luxe Craft Thick & Thin Yarn and they call for a size 15.0mn hook size. The largest hook size I have is a 9.0mn. Think I can pass with the substitution?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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That is quite a big difference.   What exactly are you making, what is the pattern name and location?  How does your yarn compare to the yarn named in the pattern?  

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Not likely, that's only (about) half the diameter the pattern calls for.  You are probably going to have a hard time wrangling the yarn, and then undoubtedly will end up with a sheet of cardboard-stiff fabric instead of something fluffy. 

Good grief, I just looked the yarn up--absolutely this hook is too small.  This will be a very difficult yarn to work with in the first place because of the extreme thick and thin (I imagine it will be really hard to see your stitches even with the bigger hook), so...no.  

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Thank you! I'll be putting a 15.0mn hook on my shopping list for next time when the stores open back up.

So happy I found this community to bounce ideas and get advice from people!

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You may want to look online.  Don't know what your local store selection is like but some of the larger and for that matter smaller hooks can be more challenging to find in the stores.

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Most brands of Q hooks are plastic (which I do not like) but a few are available in wood. I lost my Q/ hook a couple of years ago and found one at my local Walmart . 

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ChiaGoo makes a Q bamboo hook.  I just don't like plastic.

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