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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: newbie needing help
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: October 07, 2007 02:57PM

Crochet hooks and knitting needles are sized to correspond with each other. For example a J hook and an American 10 needle are equivalent. Are you using the right size hook?

Crochet does tend to be a little tighter though, and it is always firmer when paired with stockinette stitch. Sally J's advice to use a larger hook might be the answer even if you have been using an equivalently-sized hook. You can always use multiple stitches as well. Two crochet stitches in one knit stitch, one stitch in the next couple, two stitches in the next and so on. Try to keep it consistent. If that row fits then the second row can be done on a one-on-one basis.

I also crochet left-handed. That makes no difference.

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  newbie needing help nonny2t 10/07/2007 07:16AM
  Re: newbie needing help Sally J 10/07/2007 11:07AM
  Re: newbie needing help Alex 10/07/2007 02:57PM

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