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Build your crochet toolkit

                         
    • DMC Crochet Threads
    • Crochet Hook
    • DMC Embroidery Scissors


     

    ABOUT CROCHET THREADS



    Crochet thread comes in various sizes, types, colours and quantities. Threads are sized by weight with each weight identified by a number, the lower the number, the thicker the thread. For example size 3 is a much heavier thread than size 8. Thread sizes include sizes 3, 5, 8,10, 20, 30, 40 and up. Sizes 30 and 40, ideal for lacy patterns, are used less frequently. Crochet thread balls vary in meterage (yardage), which is indicated on the packaging. Project instructions usually indicate the number of balls required and the designated thread size to complete a project.

     

    DYE LOT


     
    Since the colour of crochet threads can vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot, manufacturers include a dye lot number on each label. This number guarantees that crochet thread with the same dye lot number will be the exact same colour. When purchasing crochet thread for a project, it is recommended that you buy all the thread for the project at the same time and with the same dye-lot number.


    DMC CROCHET THREADS


    All DMC Crochet Threads are made from the highest quality fibers, and 100% colourfast.
     
    DMC Petra – A 100% mercerised cotton thread made from the best quality cotton. Available in 100gm balls in sizes 3, 5 and 8.

    DMC Natura Just Cotton - A 100% cotton thread with a matt finish.  Available in 50g balls (approx. 155m)

    DMC Cebelia - A 100%, double mercerised, combed cotton for a beautiful smooth and silky appearance. Double mercerization makes it strong and particularly suitable for work that requires a resistant and stiff finish. It is perfect for decorative home ware such as tablecloths, tablemats, curtains and cushions. This premium quality thread is available in sizes 10, 20,30 and 40.

    DMC Cordonnet –  An excellent quality six cord 100% double-mercerised cotton. The threads are exceptionally strong and have a beautiful glossy finish. They are perfect for fine and intricate crochet and lace work including exquisite borders on handkerchiefs, tablemats, collars, gloves and other clothing accessories. Use the finer sized Cordonnet for Lace Making. Cordonnet thread is available in a ball put up in sizes 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 100

    DMC Pearl Cotton Balls – Non-divisible beautifully twisted lustrous mercerised 100% cotton thread in a ball put up. Available in size 5, 8 and 12.

    Crochet Cotton Size Table

    Reference the table below to see the available sizes of DMC Crochet Cottons

    Size   3   5   8  10  12  20  30  40  50  60  70  80 100
    Petra X X X                    
    Natura Just Cotton                          
    Cebelia 167       X   X X X          
    Cebelia 167A       X   X X X          
    Cordonnet           X X X X X X X X
    Babylo       X   X X X          
    Pearl Cotton   X X   X                
    Tatting Cotton                       X  


    CROCHET HOOK SIZE CHART

     
    The recommended Hook Sizes (mm) to use with DMC Crochet Thread Sizes

    DMC
    Thread
      3   5   8  10  12  20  30  40  50  60  70  80 100
    Petra 2.50 1.75
    -
    2.00

    1.25                    
    Natura Just Cotton 3.00            
    Cebelia
          1.50
    -
    1.75

      1.25
    -
    1.50

    1.00
    -
    1.25

    0.75
    -
    1.00

             
    Cordonnet       1.50 

      1.25

    1.00

    1.00

    1.00

    1.00

    0.75

    0.75

    0.60

    Babylo       1.50
    -
    1.75

      1.25
    -
    1.50

    1.00
    -
    1.25

    0.75
    -
    1.00

             
    Pearl Cotton 2.50 



    1.75
    -
    2.00

    1.25



      1.00



                   
    Tatting Cotton                       0.75


     


    CROCHET HOOKS

     
    Crochet hooks are available in steel, aluminum, plastic, and all sorts of exotic materials like rosewood or graphite. They come in various standardised sizes to accommodate different sizes of thread or yarn. The important thing to remember is that a crochet hook for thread is called a steel, thread, or lace hook, and the hook sizes get larger as the number gets higher – for example, a size 3.00mm hook is larger than a size 2.00mm hook.

    The smallest hook is a 0.60mm; the largest is a 19.00mm; with the extra large specialty hooks for crochet rugs or novelty yarns. Always make sure your hook is an appropriate size for your yarn.