Materials for designs in crochet tissue

The crochet needles

Are available commercially crochet needles of different materials such as metal, wood and plastic bone.

The choice of needle used depends on the type of yarn used, and it is advisable to use a needle which is thicker than the yarn.It is noted that the needle must have a perfectly polished hook so that the stitches can move effortlessly.

needles of crochet
  • Aluminum needles are normally used to crochet wool or semi thick yarn, crocheted for casual style clothing, accessories like hats and blankets or quilts for home.
  • Steel needles are normally used to crochet picots and trimmings with thin cotton to crochet delicate and distinguished tissues.
  • Bamboo needles are super light and soft, bamboo has a flexibility that makes these needles are very strong and with them you can weave any type of yarn and project.

  • bamboo needles of crochet

    Crochet needles numbering tables:

    Plastic & Aluminium Steel
    MM MM
    2 7.00 000 3.00
    3 6.50 00 2.50
    4 6.00 0 2.25
    5 5.50 1 2.00
    6 5.00 1 1/2 1.75
    7 4.50 2 1/2 1.50
    8 4.00 3 1.25
    9 3.50 4 1.00
    10 3.25 5 1.00
    11 3.00 5 1/2 0.75
    12 2.50 6 0.75
    13 2.25 6 1/2 0.60
    14 2.00 7 0.60


    Equivalency of crochet needles:

    Europe England USA
    8 0 12
    7 1/2 1 11
    7 2 10 1/2
    6 1/2 3 10
    6 4 9
    5 1/2 5 8
    5 6 7
    4 1/2 7 6
    4 8 5
    3 1/2 9 4
    3 1/4 10 3
    3 11 2
    2 1/2 12 1
    2 1/4 13 0
    2 14 00


    The thread or yarn

    For crochet are preferably used macramé and cotton threads, but may employ other such as silk, boucle, viscose, fancy, raffia, Peru, etc. Also wool: mohair, rustic merino wool fiber etc. The threads come in skeins of approx. 150 Gs and balls fo 25 Gs, 50 Gs and 100 Gs, ready to use. In the case of skeins it is necessary to wind which is convenient to have a winder.


    Tape and scissors

    The tape we use generally brings the most measures used for weaving crochet: centimeter and inch. If it's possible, it should be washable plastic fabric and soft at the ends to avoid damaging the tissue. As the scissors should be one with good edge to cut the yarn without any problem.


    Winder (Optional)

    he manual or electric winder is an indispensable ancillary if we acquire wool or threads unwind. It used with a little practice, it is very easy and if we do not get this product in commercial form can recycle some crocheting machine that no longer in use.


    Stitch markers

    They are plastic and small size 1.5 cm. They are lightweight and ideal for clamping tissue. They are widely used in amigurumis designs because the rows are generally in a spiral, and they help us not get lost in the count when we reach the end of each lap. To know where one ends and begins the next row in a spiral tissue, we need a stitch marker, no doubt. They are also used in increases and decreases. Stitch markers are very practical because it makes us easier tissues crochet work (crochet).