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Japanese > English crochet hook information

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
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