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How to choose crochet hook size and yarn for Amigurumi dolls?

3 to 8 inch Dolls: I usually use 4 ply/ DK yarn with 3-3.25 mm hooks.

Big dolls: I usually use 2 strands of DK yarn crochet them together with 4-5 mm hook or Chunky yarn with 5-6 mm hooks.

If you want to make a doll which is bigger than in the pattern, use a bigger hook and thicker yarn. Likewise for a smaller doll use a smaller hook and thinner yarn.

Below are the tables of  the “Standard Yarn Weight System” and “Crochet Hook Conversion” which you can use as a guideline for the yarn and crochet hook.

Standard Yarn Weight System
Categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and hook sizes

  • GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.
  • Lace weight yarns are usually knitted or crocheted on larger needles and hooks to create lacy, openwork patterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult to determine. Always follow the gauge stated in your pattern.
  • Steel crochet hooks and UK/Canadian hooks are the higher the number, the smaller the hook.
Crochet Hook Conversion Chart


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