Just Any 'Ole Crochet Needle?
Sure, thats what you think when you decide your going to go for your very first crochet project! "I'll just run down to the store and grab a crochet hook and yarn and get started!" We'll, when you get to the store you are over-whelmed by all the choices of needles. Steel, plastic, aluminum, wood, bamboo and even hooks made of milk protein!
Then, there are conversion charts that show you different size hooks you should use, U.S., Canadian and U.K.. Then to top it off, throw in the 'ole metric system. After all of this, your ready to just scratch up the idea of creating anything! Just grab a candy bar at the counter and go home and watch TV.
Just take one step at a time, decide on what you want to make and the type of yarn you will be using. Sometimes a hook size is listed on the label of the yarn. Use this as a starting point. However, it is essential to obtain the gauge stated in a pattern.
Plan on taking the time to read up on crochet by reading crochet basics
and come familiar with the abbreviations and various hook types and sizes. Take your time, there is no hurry. After all learning to crochet is supposed to be a relaxing experience. Don't be afraid of all the directions, just "jump in there and get started!"
To learn some basics on crochet and various crochet hooks visit my site a sewingitall.com
. There you can learn about several different needlecrafts and I have an extensive list and explanations of all the crochet hooks.