This page is aimed at providing all those little bits you are constantly googling to find out. You can now just bookmark this instead.
There is a huge number of pieces of information which I could include but I want to keep it to the really useful stuff. If you’re looking for something you don’t see here, try visiting my Pinterest board: Crochet Resources and Infographics. This is where I collect all these useful little tit-bits when I’m looking for something specific!
I also want to say that you can find a huge amount of information from the Yarn Craft Council site. Where the resource is information the provide, I will link to their site to ensure you have the most up to date information.
Click here for the full Yarn Craft Council Abbreviations
US vs UK Terms
Hook Sizes –
Recommended hook size by yarn weight
Generic information about yarn weights can be found on the yarn craft council site. Below is a table with suggested hook sizes for each of the main yarn weights. However, there is no global standard and weights can vary even within categories, so please use the below as a guide only!
Experience will help you determine what size hook is best for your yarn, but in the meantime make gauge swatches!!
Standard People Sizes
General size charts for men, women and children are incredibly useful when grading items to fit. You can find standards from the Yarn Craft Council here. Please be aware these are guides, we are all different and my crochet patterns include guidance on making to fit where possible.