Yarn, Yarn Weight & Related Needle / Hook
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Yarn, Yarn Weight & Related Needle / Hook

by Heena Patel on May 11, 2023

Yarn comes in all different thicknesses, or weights. The standard yarn weight system goes from a range of 0 to 7, with size 0 (or lace yarn) being the smallest weight (or thickness) and size 7 being the largest weight.

Check out our handy chart of yarn weight and recommended knitting needle and crochet hook sizes along with links to variety of yarn available in that weight.

Note: TheΒ suggested hook and needle sizes are just that - suggestions. To get the same gauge as the pattern designer, you may need to use a different size hook or needle depending on your knitting/crochet tension. Decide whether to size up or down after making a gauge swatch. Hope this helps!

Weight 0 – Lace


Fingering 10 count, Crochet thread
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 1.5 - 2.25 mm
Hook: Steel 1.6 - 1.4 mm | Regular 2.25 mm

Weight 0 - Lace Yarns

Weight 1 - Super Fine


Sock, Fingering, Baby
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 2.25 - 3.25 mm
Hook: 2.25 - 3.5 mm

Weight 1 – Super Fine Yarns

Weight 2 - Fine


Sport, Baby
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 3.25 - 3.75 mm
Hook: 3.5 - 4.5 mm

Weight 2 – Fine Yarns

Weight 3 – Light / DK


DK Light Worsted
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm
Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm

Weight 3 – Light / DK Yarns

Weight 4 – Medium


Worsted, Afghan, Aran
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm
Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mmm

Weight 4 – Medium Yarns

Weight 5 – Bulky


Chunky, Craft, Rug
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 5.5 - 8 mm
Hook: 6.5 - 9 mm

Weight 5 – Bulky Yarns

Weight 6 – Super Bulky


Bulky, Roving
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 8 - 12.75 mm
Hook: 9 - 15 mm

Weight 6 – Super Bulky Yarns

Weight 7 – Jumbo


Jumbo, Roving
Suggested Sizes:
Needle: 12.75 mm and larger
Hook: 15 mm and larger

Weight 7 – Jumbo Yarns

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