What's the best size hoook?

Australia
July 24, 2010 8:46pm CST
Ok, I am going to be making some squares out of crochet cotton (4 or 8 ply cotton) & I'm not sure which size crochet hook to use as I'm not going off a pattern. What would you suggest?
3 responses
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
It would really depend on how big you want your project would be. I'm from the Philippines, our hook comes in numbers not letters like in the U.S. I usually use hook number 8. I am not also familiar with the crochet cotton that you are using so is really hard to give suggestions.
• Australia
21 Aug 10
Our hooks here in Australia come in mm but I do have the conversions written down somewhere so I will take a look...thanks for your advice...you never know, you maybe right
• United States
6 Aug 10
I use a size "H" when using U.S. 4ply cotton. Cotton I have found can be tricky, depending on what your making. It will shrink some when washed, and it stretches. I made a pair of slippers using cotton and they fit great. But as I wore them they kept stretching. Had to re-make them using acrylic.
• Australia
7 Aug 10
Cool, thanks for that, I think I have a size H hook too - plus I have a conversion chart to mm
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
25 Jul 10
I am from USA, and worsted weight would be D or larger. I prefer a J to do much of my work. It is loose but not real loose. I do not have to fight with my work, but it is not lacy looking.
• Australia
25 Jul 10
Thanks for that, I may have to try that as I do have the hook size conversions written down as I have patterns from the US & UK as well as here in Australia.