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I've been looking at a couple of crochet patterns that are in Japanese, from the Gosyo yarn company website. Their hooks have a different sizing system than US hook sizes. The first chart is a translation of recommended Japanese hooks for different weights of yarn. The second chart translates hook sizing in relation to US sizing.

Translated from Japanese Gosyo yarn company site.

Reference: ABCs of Japanese Knitting. The ABCs charts show translation of Japanese to English for yarn weights, fiber types, numerals, and knitting needle sizes. Very useful. Another useful site is Needleartsbookshop.com, where you find a document for interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns. Terms like gauge, times, rows, & stitches are interpreted, and there is a list of resources.

 

 

Recommended crochet hook sizes for yarn weights
crochet hooks (in Japanese sizes)
weight 3/0 4/0 5/0 6/0 7/0 8/0 10/0 7mm 8mm 10mm
2-ply lace
3-ply
4-ply finger
sport
sport/dk
dk
bulky

 

There's a note here that most of the patterns on the Gosyo site use the aluminum hooks sizing.

 

Japanese crochet hook sizes & diameter

US size approx.Letter                 BB/CC/DEGHJ LN
Thickness 2.25mm2.25mm
2.75mm
2.75mm
3.25mm
3.5mm4.0mm5.0mm6.0mm 8.0mm10.0mm
US steel
 
No.

4/3

21000      
Thickness2.0mm
2.1mm
 2.25mm2.75mm3.25mm3.5mm      
UK size
 
No.1414/131311986420000
Thickness2.0mm2.0mm
2.5mm
2.5mm3.0mm3.5mm4.0mm5.0mm6.0mm7.0mm8.0mm10.0mm
aluminum
international standard
No.2/03/04/05/06/07/08/010/07mm8mm10mm
Thickness2.0mm2.3mm2.5mm3.0mm3.5mm 4.0mm 5.0mm6.0mm7.0mm8.0mm10.0mm
bamboo
Japanese standard
No.234567810   
Thickness2.7mm3.0mm3.3mm3.6mm3.9mm4.2mm4.5mm5.1mm   
updated 10/18/08

Comments

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arisuinthewired
Dec. 23rd, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this! This is like the Rosetta Stone for me. I've been trying to puzzle this out for months. Thank you!
snuffykin
Dec. 23rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you find it useful. I've been working on puzzling out several patterns. Here's another site that is helpful. It is a downloadable document on interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns. It includes the translation for gauge, yarn fiber types, and other useful terms.

http://www.needleartsbookshop.com/Japanese_Knitting_Books.html
(Anonymous)
Jan. 12th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
celpjefscycle
Thanks for information.
many interesting things
Celpjefscylc
mysticrecord
Feb. 17th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
This has been incredibly helpful. Thank you for posting it!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 28th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Japanese Sizing
Ditto to all that was said. Short of buying all the Clover hooks in the japanese sizing (I have two) LOL! Thank you so much.

Loretta
tephralynn
Oct. 18th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Found your journal through a link for your fsc tutorial, hi. :)

For the 2/0 hook the US steel hook #4 is a match (2.0mm).

And since I'm commenting anyway, US steel #2 matches US aluminum B, #1 matches C, #0 D, and #00 E. Also, for anyone having trouble with gauge between 2/0 and 3/0 a US steel #3 (2.1mm) may be of assistance.
snuffykin
Oct. 18th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, cool! I'll add another row for US steel hooks to the chart. Thanks, tephralynn!
coeuralouvrage
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Merci beaucoup, celà va beaucoup m'aider ainsi que les crocheteuses françaises des blogs http://crochetprintempscanalblogcom
http://grannymaniascanalblogcom

Thank you very much, this will help me a lot as well as the brackets French blogs http://crochetprintempscanalblogcom
http://grannymaniascanalblogcom

Coeuralouvrage
http://bycoeuralouvrage.canalblog.com
snuffykin
Jan. 18th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
You are welcome! Thank you for the French blog links. :)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 25th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Think you for this professional informations

a french crochet girl
tea_cantata
Apr. 2nd, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for posting this - I got it by googling "japanese crochet hook sizes" and I'm glad I found it because I would have nearly used the wrong size otherwise on a project where gauge kind of matters!
snuffykin
Apr. 3rd, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Hallo. :) Best of luck with your project!
fyul
Oct. 7th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much--!! I am studying abroad in Japan, and my knitting/crocheting itch is setting in now that it gets cold. I haven't attempted to figure out yarn info or hooks yet, so this is really helpful.
Thank you!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 26th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Hook conversions, thank you!
Thank you for posting this chart for conversions between English and Japanese hook sizing. This is very helpful.

:) :)
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