Crochet is the art of making fabric from yarn and the word crochet comes from the French word for hook. It involves pulling loops of yarn through each other using a hook. Now, as I have discovered, these hooks come in many sizes!
In my recent free gift I received for subscribing to Simply Homemade magazine, I got a 4mm hook. I have been happily crocheting away, unaware that you could get any other size hooks. That is until, on one of my many supermarket shopping trips, I purchased a copy of Inside Crochet magazine. I thought it would be good to see what else I could do with my new found creative skill rather than just crocheting squares and rectangles! I liked the look of the Rapunzel scarf, which I intend to make, and saw that this required a 5mm hook! So off I went to a most amazing wool shop (future blog post to come!) and purchased said 5mm crochet hook. Here I discovered that they had many hooks from a teeny tiny 1mm up to 7mm!
My amazement at the 7mm crochet hook was, however, to be short lived. To cut a rather long story short, we ended up at a craft fair and here I was to find the giant of crochet hooks!
|My teeny tiny 4mm hook and my gigantic monster of a 25mm hook!|
A gigantic 25mm hook! The lovely lady at green fusions showed me a gorgeous loose knit scarf she had been making with said giant hook and I knew I had to have it. I too want to make this beautiful loose knit scarf. So the hook was mine.
It appears that, when it comes to crochet hooks at least, size does indeed matter!