Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Size does matter!

I have very recently learnt to crochet and am thoroughly enjoying this new found hobby.  I love the fact that I can crochet anywhere.  I crochet whilst watching TV, before I go to bed, whilst I'm waiting for my husband to get ready to go out (yes he does take longer than me to get ready) and this week I have even been crocheting during my dinner time at work.  

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!

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