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« on: September 14, 2008 11:45:32 PM »

Ok.  I know how to crochet.  I have hooks.  Every time I try to crochet wire, I end up with nothing but a big ball 'o mess.

What gauge should the wire be, and what size hook should I be using?  I know it can't be as hard as I'm making it.

Please help!
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008 11:35:47 PM »

 hello! Smiley i've  been using size G hook and 26 or 28 gauge wire. As you go you must straigthen out the crochet periodically to get it right and because it's wire it is very easy to do. It's easier for me to crochet with wire than with yarn! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008 12:41:30 PM »

i crochet with 30 or 32 gauge wire and the hook depends on what i am making, normally an 11 steel.  it is not like crocheting with thread, you have to really place the wire, because of course, you don't have the flexibility of the thread or yarn.

the closer to the hook you place the wire, the harder it will be to get it through the loop, so you end up trying to stretch the wire, which then in turn changes the tension, which in turn can stretch the wire enough to break it.  then you get all mad, and have to splice the wire, which causes a whole bunch of swearing (well, not for me anymore so much, but still).

if you are not used to crocheting with wire, i suggest a larger gauge...somewhere in the 26-28 gauge to get a feel for how wire is different.  and start off cheap...brass is good, copper is good.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008 10:47:23 PM »

Thanks guys!  I was using an E hook and 28 copper wire.  Sounds like my hook is too big.  I'll give a smaller hook a try  Smiley
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