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Standard Yarn Weight
|Categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and the recommended hook size are listed below.|
|Yarn Weight Symbol & Category Names|
|Type of Yarns in Category||Fingering10-count crochet thread||
Sock, Fingering Baby
DK, Light Worsted
Chunky, Craft, Rug
|Crochet Gauge* Ranges in Single Crochet to 4 inch||32–42 sts double crochets**||21–32 sts||16–20 sts||12–17 sts||11–14 sts||8–11 sts||5–9 ts|
|Recommended Hook in Metric Size Range||Steel*** 1.6–1.4 mm||2.25—3.5 mm||3.5— 4.5 mm||4.5— 5.5 mm||5.5— 6.5 mm||6.5— 9 mm||9 mm and larger|
|Recommended Hook U.S. Size Range||Steel*** 6, 7, 8 Regular hook B–1||B–1 to E–4||E–4 to 7||7 to I–9||I–9 to K–10 1⁄2||K–10 1⁄2 to M–13||M–13 and larger|
|* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.*** Lace weight yarns are usually knitted or crocheted on larger needles and hooks to create lacy, openwork patterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult to determine. Always follow the gauge stated in your pattern.***** Steel crochet hooks are sized differently from regular hooks—the higher the number, the smaller the hook, which is the reverse of regular hook sizing ***|
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