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Vintage Bone Hook Size Equivalence


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#1 victoriarose

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:35 PM

Could someone please give me a tid-bit of info on "Bone Hooks". Celts has several layette patterns (esp. Jack Frost) that indicate size 2, 3, 4, etc, Bone Crochet Hook as the required (suggested) hook size. I guess I could have Googled the info BUT, for future reference, for other Vintage pattern enthusiasts, I thought this would be a good reference thread. Thanks! :hug


#2 Tracey4610

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:43 AM

According to McCall's Knit/Crochet Encyclopedia of 1977, "'Bone' crochet hooks are 5" long and come in sizes 1 to 6, roughly the equivalent of B to G..." There is an illustration, but it's just the modern American lettered standard sizing. I think it's safe to assume that B=1, C=2, and so on...

I hope this helps!
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:36 AM

Tracey, thank you so much for the info! I didn't think anyone was ever going to post to this...it's been here a while. :hug