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« on: October 16, 2006 09:43:12 PM »

here is a picture


it is thicker on the left side.
it reads 1   .    clover    .    8

the head of the thicker side fits well into the sizing hole for US0 (2mm) knitting needles.

i need this info to write a pattern. i got this crochet hook from my mom who used to crochet when she was younger (about 20+ yrs ago).

i would appreciate any help =)
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006 03:51:48 AM »

Goocled "Crochet hook conversion" and this popped up. The sizing system seems the most logical- steel hooks rather than yarn ones.

http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/info/steel-crochet-hook-conversion.html

According to this chart it would be a 1.5mm or 2.75mm, though if the thicker end fits into a 2mm hole, 1.5mm would make more sense.

That said, the chart here shows it to be a 0.90 hook.

http://www.geocities.com/nornsneedlework/crochet/hookchart.htm

Confusing..do you have any hooks that you know the size of to compare it to?
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006 08:54:35 AM »

If that doesn't work, just bring it a yarn or craft store to compare them.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006 03:48:52 PM »

thank u for the help.

its pretty weird that a bigger number indicates a smaller hook o.O

can anyone explain the difference between steel crochet hooks and the regular kinds? i never even knew there was such a thing!
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006 04:27:08 PM »

http://www.yarnfwd.com/steelhookconv.html
http://www.anniesattic.com/stitches/crochet/tips/hooksizes.html
Greetings'
Check out these 2 charts. There does not appear to be an exact equivalent between steel and other crochet hooks.The steel hooks are all smaller. If you are writing a pattern just reference "steel hook" size 1 or 8 whichever you use. They are still available for purchase. Back in the day they were used to make doillies/dresser scarves. When i learned how to crochet  well over 20 yrs ago those were the only ones that I knew about. Yeah, I'm up there in age but young in spirit.
The best of luck.
PEACE!
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