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I would like to try and crochet a square. As I have only knitted I am finding it a bit hard to understand crochet .What Hook size and which wool do I use?I have tryed a 4,5mmHook but the square is too smal:-(

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Hi Rachel, well done for trying crochet. It took me literally years to learn and I'll never prefer it to knitting but I have encountered most problems and received advice from a lot of people. I expect you are looking at Youtube tutorials and they are very useful, Some blogs give very clear tutorials - I could not make a granny square until I looked at the basic instructions on LittleTin Bird. I suppose hook size varies a bit depending on how tightly you crochet and the thickness of the yarn. When I first started I was advised to use a hook .5mm smaller than the knitting needle recommended for the yarn and that seems to work quite well for me although now I tend to use 4mm for most yarns. If the square worked up too small perhaps it needed a longer starting chain or you crochet very tightly.

You will get lots of help from very experienced ladies here - they certainly helped me.

Thank you! Yes I have watched a few videos on You Tube and I have understand most of it but I am just a bit uneasy with the tension...Will try a larger hook and thicker wool.

Hi Rachel

If you go to the KAS Pattern book you will find a pattern for a basic crocheted Plain Jane square.

You may have to play a bit at first - size of the square will depend on hook size, yarn weight and your tension.

I chain 25 with a 5mm hook if using worsted weight yarn.  For slightly thinner yarn I use a 4.5 mm hook and add a few chains to the foundation row.

It may take a few tries to figure out what works best for you.

Thank you! I will try using a bigger hook and thicker wool...

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