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Already know how to knit? Learn how to crochet with the crocheting lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Crochet pattern
- Hook gauge (optional)
Follow a pattern
Use the hook size recommended in your crochet pattern.
Use medium for worsted
Use a medium hook size, such as "I," for worsted weight yarn. Then adjust it to get the right gauge.
Use small for fine
Use the smallest hooks for working with lace weight or a small hook, such as size C, for fingering weight yarn.
Use large for bulky
Use large hooks, such as size N, for bulky weight yarn, and extra large hooks when using two or more yarns together.
Stick to working with metal hooks if you are a beginner. Later, you can experiment with hooks made of wood or plastic.