What size yarn is DK or worsted or bulky?

January 20, 2017

Reading crochet patterns can be daunting!  When you go on Ravelry and download a free pattern it can be like learning a foreign language.  Each one is written by someone different with little standards and no consistency.  One thing I have learned the hard way: it is best to use the size yarn that they recommend or you get very unpredictable results.  

A recent beanie I was making called for Bulky weight, Hook size 8.0 mm.  When I tried it with worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm hook, the hat was way too small.  I tried it again with Bulky and an 8 mm hook and it fit great.  So for clothes it is necessary to use the same weight and hook size to get the desired results.  When making a scarf or an afghan, you can vary a little from the pattern.  The end size is not near as critical.

Here is a chart that may help you understand the yarn weights and some examples of each that we carry at Sparkleez Crystals:

 We offer a lot of crochet classes at Sparkleez Crystals.  Connect to us on Facebook to get updates on our events and classes.  If you subscribe to our events you will automatically get an invite to each one!

I am am still learning to crochet so I will share as I learn!  One of my favorite sites for learning stitches is New Stitch A Day.  They have some great videos on learning stitches!

Have fun and Happy Crocheting!!!

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