Thursday, July 7, 2011

american standard vs. british (uk) crochet terms.

At present all of our crochet patterns have been written using American Standard crochet terms. Much to our delight we have recently noticed an increase in sales in countries that use UK crochet terms, so we have been busy researching the difference between American and British terms. We are currently looking into translating some of our patterns to UK crochet terms, but in the meantime we have developed some crochet tables charting the difference between the two.

kim & tara.


  1. Replies
    1. We believe, from the research that we have done, that a 1.5 mm crochet hook is equivalent to a 7 (USA) or 2.5 (UK/Canada)

    2. I love this chart and thank you for posting it. However, I must comment on your reply to because the does not make sense based on your chart. A 1.5 mm crochet hook would be larger than a 14 UK and smaller than a B/1 US. To analyze your response, you are saying that a 1.5 mm = 7 US = 4.5 mm (your chart) = 2.5 UK ~ 6.7 mm. This is mathematically impossible. Please be more careful and simply state you don't know. Thank you.

    3. Hi Diane,

      Thanks so much for your comment! You are keeping us on our toes :)Unfortunately, we only included a chart for the standard sized crochet hooks. The conversion of steel crochet hooks would be on a chart of their own. However, after doing some more research we found that there was some minor discrepancies on the steel hook charts. Some sites are saying that a 1.50 mm hook would equal a US 7, or a UK 2.5, but according to the steel crochet hook chart on a 1.50 mm would actually equal a US 8 (not a 7). Hope this helps, and sorry if we caused any confusion! Thanks again for your comment:)