Crochet Hooks. What kind to use? Where to buy? And more.......
Things to remember. 

Hooks from different manufacturers can vary in shape and size even they may all be branded with the same letter or number. Also, the material used to make the hook can affect its size.​

                                                        Hook conversion chart

 

 

                                         US                 English               Metric (mm)

 

                                           1                           3/0                           3
                                           2                           2/0                           2.5
                                                      3                           1/2                
                                                      4                            1                             2
                                                      5                          1 1/2
                                                      6                            2                             1.75
                                                      7                           2 1/2                        1.5
                                                      8                            3                             1.25
                                                      9                            4                              1
                                                     10                           5                              0.75
                                                     11                           5 1/2                      
                                                     12                           6                              0.6
                                                     13                           6 1/2
                                                     14                           7                              0.5   
                                        
For Irish Crochet Lace we recommend to use hooks made by Japanese company Clover. You can purchase them separately. They come in variety of sizes, but for Irish Crochet Lace you will need hooks # 0.5mm; 0.6mm; 0.75mm; 0.9mm; 1mm; 1.25mm;1.5mm; 1.75mm. This is the finest hooks you can buy and they are our favorite hooks to work with. The hooks 0.5 and 0.6 are recommended to use for background mesh (netting), sizes 0.75 and 0.9 are used to crochet motives, and sizes 1 and  1.25 are good for crocheting cords. The rest sizes are used rare. You  can use bigger hooks if you would like to make a coat or a jacket, and of course using thicker thread or fine yarn.

Clover hooks.

There is one more company from Japan that makes very good crochet hooks, and it is "Tulip Brand". They  come as a set in its own case with scissors, tapestry needles, and a measuring tape. They are very easy to use when crocheting a background mesh.

The biggest advantage of the Tulip Etimo hooks is the elastomeric comfort grip. They are very comfortable, functional and durable. They have a soft smooth cushy feel and fits perfectly in a hand. These hooks  are crocheter's dream. 

This set includes 8 Crochet Hooks sizes 0.5mm - 1.75mm, 2 yarn needles, high quality thread, scissors, 4-1/2 inch plastic ruler and an attractive clutch to keep what is sure to be your most cherished tools safe and organized.​

 

One more place where you can purchase these hooks is:

 

                             Heirloom crochet