What size crochet hook do I use for bulky yarn?

What size crochet hook do I need for a chunky blanket?

Chunky blankets are undoubtedly the coziest blanket one can make. And depending on the yarn you’ll use, you might need a hook as big as 25mm.

Does using a larger crochet hook use less yarn?

If you are using the same pattern (same number of stitches and rows/rounds), a larger crochet hook will use up more yarn. If you are going for the same size of project (say a 36 by 36 inch blanket), a larger crochet hook will use up less yarn.

Is it easier to crochet with thick or thin yarn?

Most people find that yarn, which is thicker than thread (see more sizing information below), is easier to work with than crochet thread. That said, there are certainly crocheters who’ve jumped right into working with crochet thread from the beginning.

What size crochet hook should I use with Bernat blanket yarn?

If you are crocheting, it is recommended to use the L/8mm crochet hook. You would have 7 single crochet by 8 rows in a 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) gauge.

Is it hard to crochet with bulky yarn?

As with other weights, bulky yarn comes in a smooth design (the kind most commonly used for crocheting) as well as in textured designs including thick-and-thin yarn, yarn with nodules built in, fuzzy yarns, etc. Beginners will likely find it easiest to work with the smoothest yarns.

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