Since we already know the anatomy of the hook, the different types and how to hold it, let's move to the yarn. Like the hook, there are different types of yarns. I was actually overwhelmed with the different yarns I am seeing. And I will confess, I am a yarn addict now.
So here are the different types of yarn. (Click on the photo to enlarge)
|Types of Yarns and the Recommended Hook|
Actually, there are different categories and types of yarns that falls into each category. Generally, the yarn is categorize by weight and labelled from 0 to 6, 0 being the thinnest and 6 the thickest. You can also see in the above table the recommended hook for a particular type of yarn. This is what I am telling you before that using the wrong hook will make you insane =)
My yarn stash includes mesmerized cotton yarn, classic cotton yarn, light worsted yarn, and of course the most common acrylic yarn. I thought before that the only crochet yarns are the mesmerized cotton and the acrylic yarns since these are available in bookstores, sewing supply stores, mall, and anywhere :)
Even with a big stash already, I still want to buy more yarns. I am always panicking when I see that my stash is slowly disappearing (because we are using them to make cute handmade accessories).
So that's the different types of yarn. Next post will be about how to hold a yarn and control it.
Source: Crochet Spot