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Knuxchan
« on: July 23, 2012 10:57:40 AM »

Hi, everyone. I'm new to crocheting, and have been doing very simple projects so I can learn how to read patterns. Now I would like to make a simple amigurumi, like an egg or onigiri -- something that requires only 1 or 2 colors, so I can get the feel of things. I was using a size g/h hook to do the simple granny square and magic ring projects when I was learning to read patterns, but I had recently acquired a size 3 hook (Hamanaka Raku-Raku), which, after some research, I saw was the size that most amigurumi were crafted with. This is what I have (the Strawberry Pink one): http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.258721117.jpg

I'm wondering if I am able to still make some of the simple amigurumi I've seen here on the forums, even though some call for a larger hook? Does anyone have any suggestions on places that offer free patterns that are specifically made for a size 3 hook like this?

I am also wondering about the type of yarn I will need for a hook like this. It was suggested to me by a friend that I use DMC or Aunt Lydia's brand yarn for a size 3 hook. Is that okay? Is there some other brand I can use in case the store doesn't have those brands?

Thank you very much!
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evliria
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012 03:14:54 PM »

You can use that hook with any amigurumi pattern as long as you just follow the pattern. Typically the yarn is worsted weight so look on the back of the yarn for it to say worsted weight 4 ply.  One yarn brand that I've seen a lot of people use with a hook that size is sugar n cream. Hope this answers your question  Cheesy
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folkbear
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012 07:40:02 AM »

The best thing to do is to find yourself a brand that is affordable, and you like working with. The size of your crochet hook does not really matter, as long as you use the right size yarn for your crochethook. If you don't follow the exact same sizes that were asked for in a pattern, your amigurumi will be a little bigger or a little smaller, according to whatever hook you are using. But basicly this is not a problem.

I live in Belgium, so the yarns I use most are these :

Katia Promo Fin (a little thinner than the others)
Scheepjes Roma (the cheapest but kind of fuzzy finish)
Annell Rapido (not to fuzzy and still very cheap, clean finish)
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