What size crochet hook Do I need to make a blanket?
It can be overwhelming to select what size crochet hook to use for blankets, but US H-8 would be the best choice, especially for beginners. This means that the hook size is 5mm, ideal for worsted weight yarn. This yarn weight will also be comfortable for crocheting most blankets.
What do the different crochet hook sizes mean?
They come in numbered sizes that get larger as the number gets smaller. The sizes vary from the 0.6 mm thickness of the size 14 to the 3 mm thickness of the size 00. Crochet hooks made and sold in the USA use a lettering system for their sizes. As the letter gets further into the alphabet, the hook gets larger.
What happens if I use a larger crochet hook?
If you are using the same pattern (same number of stitches and rows/rounds), a larger crochet hook will use up more yarn. If you are going for the same size of project (say a 36 by 36 inch blanket), a larger crochet hook will use up less yarn.