Do you ever wonder which crochet hook size you used for a particular project that you haven’t worked on for a while? I have an easy way to remember it.
Do you work on more than one crochet project at once?
I can’t resist starting new things. Sometimes I get a bit tired of the current project. Sometimes a blanket gets too big to take out and about with me so I need something smaller to work on at dance or tennis lessons. Sometimes I find a fabulous new yarn and just can’t resist starting something with it. Sometimes I want to take part in a special challenge or group. Sometimes I need to make a gift in a certain time frame.
See? I can come up with many reasons to start something new!!
Anyway, my problem comes when I want to go back to a project that I haven’t worked on for a while. I usually remember the yarn and have the extra balls stored together. I usually remember the stitch or know where I can find the pattern or tutorial again.
BUT I often can’t remember which hook size I was using. I only have one of each hook size so I will often have taken the hook to use for another project rather than storing it with the project. Then I have to work out which size to use again.
How to figure out which size hook you have used
I work out the hook size using trial and error. I will pick a hook I think could be right, then I will crochet a few stitches – usually at least 15 or 20.
Next, I lay out my project and see whether the stitches look the same size or not. If they look the same, I’m all set to continue crocheting. If they don’t look right then I pull them back out and try another hook size.
I continue this process until I work out which hook size seems to produce the best match for the stitches already completed.
“Why didn’t I think of that before” Tip
I had a lightbulb moment recently as I snapped another picture of my project progress for Instagram.
I could take a photo of my project and my hook and then I would know which hook to use when I come back after a break.
I’m constantly sharing photos of my work so how did I now think of this before?!?
So there it is, my Crochet Tip of the Day:
Take a photo of your hook and your project to remind yourself of the hook size.