Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hook Size Dilemma

Yarn New Colors by EMCphotos
Yarn New Colors, a photo by EMCphotos on Flickr.
Well...this picture saved me! Thanks to Nancy who said:

I forget which hook I use on projects too:) But I found 2 ideas to help that over the years. I bought a zillion hook sets, so I can leave my hook with the project when it gets put aside. Or, when I take pictures of the project, I make sure the hook is in the pic so I can see it later :) 

I usually leave my hook with my project but I only have two H hooks and I used an H on my baby blanket so I must have removed it from the bag!!

So...I enlarged this picture and could barely make out it was an H hook. Yay! Problem solved!

Another great Idea from Debi who said:

A little trick to keep track of your hook size you are using: get some safety pins and some letter beads - insert the letter you are using on the safety pin and pin to your project.

Mindy suggested:

It was suggested to me to use the little plastic tabs on bread bags. Write your hook size on it, and hook it through your loop. It keeps your stitch and hook size all in one. ;-)

Susan also has this problem and suggested:

I hate when I put a project down and then I am never sure if I used a G or H hook (my two usual hooks). Sometimes now I take a photo of the work in progress and put the hook in the photo in case I forget. I can't wait to see the finished photo!
 Thank you all so much for your tips and suggestions. It was so comforting to know I am not the only one with this problem. I have to say, I didn't expect this great response for my little dilemma but all you ladies came to my rescue and without you I would be trying both my "go to" hooks, G and H and trying to tell which one matched the work I had already done. Not a fun task for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Crocheting!

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  1. Yeah! Glad you found your hook size:)Great suggestions from others too. After reading them I thought of another, could snip a small piece of the yarn color matching the hook and tie it on either the project of the bag/tote it's kept in.

    Happy Crocheting!

  2. Glad you find your hook size! Once I made a bunch of Japanese flower centeres with a hook size too small so they wouldn't connect well with the others. Luckily I had only made 5 centers and not 15 or 50.
    xo Susan

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  4. I have another solution, if you're interested. I've had the same problem, when I have more than one project on the go. I've bought multiple hooks of my common sizes, but I've found that sometimes in my basket a hook can slip out and i get confused. So, I've started to use to help out. You can put all of your project details on there, and you will always have info on which hook and wool you were using! You can find my by searching "ladybugk". Best of all, this website is FREE :)

  5. I whole-heartedly agree with Kara above! I use to keep track of all of my projects. I have on multiple occasions picked a project back up that I had set aside and had to double check which hook I was using.

    Love your blog!
    Sam (


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