Are knitting needle and crochet hook sizes the same?

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JulieAnn
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Are knitting needle and crochet hook sizes the same?

Postby JulieAnn » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:41 pm

Hello! I'm completely new to crocheting. The wool I want to use recommends a 6.5mm knitting needle. Does that mean I need a 6.5mm crochet hook? Sorry for asking what should be an obvious question! I'd be really grateful for any help... cannot find the answer online anywhere!!

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darknit
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Re: Are knitting needle and crochet hook sizes the same?

Postby darknit » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:59 pm

Interesting question - don't do much crocheting but I'm pretty sure the sizing is the same for both crochet and knitting needles. As evidenced by this chart:

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/239887117622215671/

The wool types are American but you can see that a 6.5mm crochet needle will be ideal for Aran type wools which is similar to what you would be advised to use in knitting.

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Re: Are knitting needle and crochet hook sizes the same?

Postby sweetpea » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:01 pm

Does it say on the paper band around the yarn?


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