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Yarn Weight Guide

    This handy yarn weight guide can help you learn all you need to know about the yarn you should be using for your crochet project. Understanding yarn weights can be a little confusing for crocheters of all skill levels. Especially when reading patterns from around the world. However it’s not as complicated as you might think. So I have put together a simple guide on understanding yarn weights for your reference.

    Click the yarn weight below to find crochet patterns to use with that yarn.

    Understanding different sized yarns

    There are 7 categories which yarn weights fall into. Weight 0 being the lightest (thinnest), Weight 7 being the heaviest (thickest). Depending where you are in the world the name you may call the yarn may vary. For example, the same brand weight 4 yarn may be called ‘aran’ in the UK and ‘worsted’ in the US. As well as differences in yarn weight, crochet hooks and even stitches are known by different names worldwide.


    weigh 0 yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 1-3 ply
    • Lace
    • Fingering
    • Tread
    Shop yarn weights #0 on Love Crafts
    Shop yarn weights #0 on Love Crafts

    1 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 4 ply
    • Super fine
    • Fingering
    • Sock
    • Baby
    Shop weight #1 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #1 yarn on Lovecrafts

    2 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 5 ply
    • Fine
    • Sport
    • Baby
    Shop weight #2 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #2 yarn on Lovecrafts

    3 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 8 ply
    • DK (double knit)
    • Light
    • Light worsted

    Free DK crochet patterns

    Shop weight #3 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #3 yarn on Lovecrafts

    4 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 10-12 ply
    • Medium
    • Aran
    • Worsted
    • Afghan

    Free worsted crochet patterns

    Shop weight #4 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #4 yarn on Lovecrafts

    5 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 12-14 ply
    • Chunky
    • Rug
    • Bulky
    • Craft

    Free chunky crochet patterns

    Shop weight #5 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #5 yarn on Lovecrafts

    6 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 14-16 ply
    • Super bulky
    • Super chunky
    • Roving

    Free super bulky crochet patterns

    Shop weight #6 yarn on Lovecrafts
    Shop weight #6 yarn on Lovecrafts

    7 weight yarn

    This yarn weight is known as:

    • 16+ ply
    • Jumbo
    • Roving