There are so many different types of yarn and choosing a specific one really depends on the project.
Naturally if making accessories for winter I will recommend yarn with wool – however touch the yarn first, as some may scratch and then make a potential scarf unpleasant to wear.
Yarn also comes in different weights which also means different size hooks. Below you can see a chart showing the matching weight and hook.
|Super Bulky||Super Chunky||9,00mm-|
Please note that these are the most commonly used hook sizes for the yarn weights only
When purchasing a ball of yarn the label often shows the recommended hook sizes – I find that the smaller size will give me a tighter stitch, so I normally go for this.
However with some patterns gauge is very important, so you need to find yours before starting a project.
This basically means the number of stitches you have made to reach a number of centimetres. Patterns that require a perfect fit like a blouse or shorts will mention gauge.
You can find your own gauge by crocheting a piece of ie 4 centimetres in length and width. Then you count the number of stitches in length and number of rows in width. If you have more stitches/rows than mentioned in the pattern this is easily rectified by going up a hook size and vice cersa if you have less stitches/rows.