Is it hard to crochet with bulky yarn?
As with other weights, bulky yarn comes in a smooth design (the kind most commonly used for crocheting) as well as in textured designs including thick-and-thin yarn, yarn with nodules built in, fuzzy yarns, etc. Beginners will likely find it easiest to work with the smoothest yarns.
What size crochet hook do you use with bulky yarn?
Yarn Weight & Crochet Hook Size Chart
|Yarn Weight Terms||Suggested Hook Size|
|4-Medium, Worsted||(I-9) 5.50 mm, (J-10) 6.00 mm, (K-11) 6.50 mm|
|5-Bulky, Chunky||7.00 mm, (L) 8.00 mm, (M/N) 9.00 mm|
|6-Super Bulky||(N/M) 10.00 mm, 12.00 mm|
|7-Jumbo||(P/Q) 15.00 mm, (Q) 16 mm|
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.
What happens when you use a larger crochet hook?
Smaller hooks make finer and tighter crochet, while larger hooks produce a bulkier, more open weave. Patterns and yarn labels always suggest what size hook to use, but you may need to switch to a different size to achieve the correct gauge.