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Hacksaw007

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1455 days ago

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I love doing the small stuff on the wood lathe, and the next thing that I want to make is knitting needles, yarn holders and especially Crochet Hooks. I notice in my hunt for information that they are numbers and letters on these things, that denote sizes, and lenghts. Does anyone have any information on turning sizes? Sizes for making these items? It looks a bit confusing at this point. Hey, thanks for reading and any help you can offer would be great! Love you guys!

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lew

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

http://www.yarnforward.com/crochetconv.html

http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/CrochetHookSizes

I’m not sure if this will help.

Lew

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#2 posted 1454 days ago

I have a chart around here somewhere that I made up, but the link lew gave ought to do it for you.
Crochet hooks are a lot of fun to make, and using a wooden hook is ever so much nicer than the aluminum. Definitely better than the plastic ones! It takes a bit of practice to carve the hook part just right once you get it off the lathe. Do you know someone who crochets who would be willing to test yours?

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#3 posted 1454 days ago

Thanks Lew and Mary, but that information is hard to put to use, isn’t there anyone out there making wooden ones that has a chart out? Length is a question and I guess the thickness is answered, but where to make holds and handles isn’t. Still in the dark….

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#4 posted 1454 days ago

How about this http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-Homemade-Crochet-Hooks--Knitting-Needles or here http://www.wikihow.com/Carve-a-Crochet-Hook

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#5 posted 1454 days ago

hacksaw, i havent found a chart showing the basic shape or design, i went off of what felt comfortable to me andd my wife. the hook part should be 2-2.5 inches in length, and the handle should be comfy to grip…....

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39954565/beautiful-tulipwood-crochet-hook-size-k

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#6 posted 1454 days ago

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#7 posted 1453 days ago

Most of the Filet Crochet items on HassDesign.com were made using thread size 20 or 30. Using a different brand than specified may vary the size slightly. If you would like to change the size of thread make sure you use the right size hook (look for specified hook size on the thread label) and make a sample swatch to calculate the final size of your work.

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#8 posted 583 days ago

I don’t know about the sizes, but I have been asked by the girl in the booth next to me if I could make her a big crochet hook that worked good and did not tear the yarn like the plastic one she had. so I made a wooden one from a 5/8 dowel 8” long. I got it real smooth and a good radius inside the hook. I’m just waiting for her to try it.
I’ll try anything once!!.
I have a hand full of my wife’s Boye brand aluminum hooks and an N = 9mm , K =6 1/2mm , J= 6 mm ,F = 3 3/4mm, D = 3 1/4mm. The biggest one is 3/8” plastic and has no markings The higher the letter the bigger the diameter.
..................Jim

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