Tulip Needle Company Tel-12E Etimo Rose Steel Crochet Hook-Size 12/.6mm

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How to make a seam on your crochet yarn?

  • Make a high point when you notice that a few inches are missing – 15cm to 25cm is a good measure,
  • Take two rings at that last high point,
  • Separate the beginning of the new yarn line and fold it in half,
  • Pull this thread with the needle and lace the yarn.
  • With the two threads attached to the other hand, lace the yarn,
  • Make the following stitches using the two threads, always passing them back and forth at the high points,
  • Keep both lines at work so that they are very secure and do not come loose quickly,
  • Repeat until the old thread is fully incorporated into the job, and now you will only use the new thread.

How to choose crochet hooks?

  • Choose your needle material: Steel and aluminum hooks are used for many jobs, such as lace, and are the most classic. For larger jobs, like scarves, blouses, or hats, with thick wool, it is better to prefer bamboo or plastic needles. And if you want to start making a blanket or rug, plastic is highly recommended. For beginners, plastic needles are the cheapest types but start with a diameter of 6 mm. If your budget allows, choose a wooden or aluminum hook size 4 or 5 mm.
  • What is the diameter of your needle?: As with knitting needles, a crochet hook has a number that defines its size. A needle with the number 4 will have a diameter of 0.4 cm or 4 mm. So, the higher the number, the bigger the point. Depending on the yarn or yarn chosen, the number to be used is written on it. But for beginners and apprentices, it is better to use a classic 0.4 or 0.5 cm needle to visualize your result better. As you gain experience, it will be easier for you to know which needle number is best for you, because each person has a unique way of crocheting, more or less tight.There are sizes between 12.5 to 20 cm, but the most common and recommended size is 15 cm.

Types of crochet hook

  • Crochet Needles: Stainless Steel: This type of needle is very suitable for those who will work with fine threads. The most common measurements (in millimeters) of the stainless steel needle are 0.6 mm, 0.75 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.25 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.75 mm, and 2.0 mm. These are standard measurements, but you may find a supplier that uses your size. In this case, the thinner the number found in the needle. The stainless steel needle is the most versatile of all, but remember that for thick threads, wool or string, it is not the most recommended.
  • Crochet Needles: Aluminum: Unlike stainless steel needles, aluminum needles are recommended for thicker threads, wool, and string. The most common measurements (in millimeters) are 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm, 5.5 mm, 6.0 mm and 7.0 mm (phew). Most jobs are done with this type of needle because it is very light and so it does not tire so much.
  • Crochet Needles: Bamboo: In recent years, bamboo needles have become very popular because, in addition to giving a softer feel while we work, they are made from a sustainable resource, a word widely used today. Another advantage is the resistance of this type of needle. An interesting fact is that many crochet teachers prefer to use the bamboo needle for beginning students because bamboo is not as smooth as aluminum or stainless steel needles. I don’t mainly use bamboo needles for two reasons: as they are “handcrafted,” it is challenging to find them on the market, and, for that reason too, the price is a bit steep.