Most Used Crochet Hook Size

By Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

The crochet hook size you use greatly depends on what you are crocheting and the weight of yarn you crochet with. If you’re crocheting with thread, you’re likely to use a very small crochet hook. If you’re crocheting with super bulky weight yarn, you’re likely to crochet with a large crochet hook.

Like most beginners, when I first started crocheting I wasn’t sure what size crochet hook to buy. I ended up purchasing a small set with a variety of crochet hooks, which I still use today. Now, as a more experienced crocheter, I found my most used crochet hook size is an I (5.50 mm) crochet hook. I use a lot of medium/worsted weight yarn and make a variety of items such as hats, scarves, blankets, home decor, etc. Of course there are plenty of other crochet hook sizes that I use, so a set with different sizes is what I always recommend to others, but if there is one crochet hook that I would get duplicates of it’s the I (5.50 mm) crochet hook.

What is your most used crochet hook size? What type of yarn do you typically crochet with, and what do you often make? Share your experience below and see what others are saying!

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  1. Lil Conner says:

    I (5.50mm) Clover hook
    Yarn – 4 ply Red Heart, Premier Sweet Rolls, Lily Sugar and Cream cotton.

  2. Collette Griffith says:

    I use a K hook most of the time, because I make lots of prayer shawls for our local Hospice, and lap afghans for Veterans’ hospitals, and they make up so much quicker. But I use anything from G to J for other projects my Crochet Club makes for crafts shows, in addition to the smaller metal hooks, in 7 and 8 for projects made from thread.

  3. Dan Bates says:

    The first crochet hook I ever used is an H (5mm). I have 7 different ‘models’ of H size hook, all of which are an inline/Bates hook. I use a lot of acrylic worsted weight yarn (Red Heart, Lion Brand, etc.), so the H size works great.

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