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nesatchr
« on: June 07, 2006 05:32:58 PM »

Hi everyone. So in the book 24-Hour Crochet Projects, there's a doily project that calls for bedspread-weight crochet thread.  It doesn't give an example of a brand used, and I have no idea what bedspread-weight means. Does anyone know? I don't know if I want to make the doilies or not. I'm just annoyed that there's information in a book that I can't figure out. Someone please appease my obsessive need to be all-knowing!
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suganspyyce
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006 05:47:00 PM »

http://www.coatsandclark.com/find_a_product/knitting_crochet/size10.htm
 
Try this link, it has some photos of what you are looking for.  Crocheting with this thread takes a lot of time and patience but in the end its definately worth it.  You will probably be working with small steel hooks which go by numbers instead of letters.

http://www.coatsandclark.com/find_a_product/knitting_crochet/crochet_hooks_steelite.htm

Hope this helps.
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nesatchr
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006 06:52:57 PM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008 02:44:14 AM »

Those links were dead for me... so I'll post a quick answer for anyone else who stumbles by.

Bedspread weight crochet thread almost always refers to size 10 crochet thread.  This comes in a number of brands and colors... an easy website to check out brands is http://www.herrschners.com/

So, remember: bedspread weight = size 10.
Size 20 is half that size.
Size 30 is 1/3 that size.
Size 100 is 1/10 the size of 10 (like sewing thread!).
Size 5 crochet thread is twice the thickness of size 5.
And so on.  Larger numbers mean thinner thread with crochet thread.

Also, use 100% MERCERIZED cotton only. Smiley
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