Thursday, July 14, 2016

Crochet Hook and Knitting Needle Conversion Guides

Hello dear readers! I've been ordering crochet hooks and knitting needles from Crochet Creations  lately (they've got some really great deals and free stuff). 

Multi Color Handle Crochet Hook Set

Carbonized Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle Set

Most of the hooks and needles come with millimeter sizing. That can be a bit confusing when you're used to US sizing which uses a letter and a number. For example a J/9 hook is 6mm and a size 8 knitting needle 5mm. So, to make it easier for you to figure out what size your hooks and needles are I've made up a couple of handy tables for you to use. 

US Hook Sizes
US Size
Millimeter Size

US Size
Millimeter Size
B/1
2.25mm

J/10
6mm
C/2
2.75mm

K/10 ½
6.5mm
D/3
3.25mm

L/11
8mm
E/4
3.5mm

M-N/13
9mm
F/5
3.75mm

N-P/15
10mm
G/6
4mm

P/Q
15mm
7
4.5mm

Q
16mm
H/8
5mm

S
19mm
I/9
5.5mm




STEEL CROCHET HOOK CONVERSION
Metric (mm)
US
UK
3.5
00
-
3.25
0
0
2.75
1
1
2.25
2
1 1/2
2.1
3
2
2.0
4
2 1/2
1.9
5
3
1.8
6
3 1/2
1.65
7
4
1.5
8
4 1/2
1.4
9
5
1.3
10
5 1/2
1.1
11
6
1.0
12
6 1/2
.85
13
7
.75
14
-

US Sizes
Metric Sizes
UK/Canadian
0
2.0
14
1
2.25
13
2
2.75
12
-
3.0
11
3
3.25
10
4
3.50
-
5
3.75
9
6
4.0
8
7
4.5
7
8
5.0
6
9
5.5
5
10
6.0
4
10 ½
6.5
3
-
7.0
2
-
7.5
1
11
8.0
0
13
9.0
00
15
10.0
000
17
12.0
-
19
16.0
-
35
19.0
-

I hope these tables help you when choosing hooks and needles. Don't forget you can get 15% off your entire order by entering the coupon code katscrochet at checkout. Crochet Creations is always adding new products so be sure to check the website and see what new products they've added. 

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care!