Crochet hooks range from the tiny little steel hooks used with thread, all the way up to the monster Z hook – a whopping 35mm hook only available by special order from custom hook makers. You won’t find many patterns calling for a Z hook, but you will find quite a few that use the Q hook. The Q hook is 15mm (sometimes 16mm) around, and is a great size for those who have trouble holding onto smaller hooks. They also make nice thick fabric at super speed. Satisfying and fun to use, it’s the star of the show today, with these ten free patterns that are quick to crochet with a Q hook!
10 Free Patterns to Crochet with a Q Hook:
- The Black Hole Cowl by Laura Jansen, a Ravelry download: This cowl works up in an evening using Super Bulky yarn and is super easy to make – great for beginners!
- Granny Shrug, by Kirsty of kootooyoo: Two big hexagons and you’ve got a sweater! Make it in any size, from child to adult – just keep adding rows until the hexagons are the size you need.
- 5 1/2 Hour Throw by Lion Brand Yarn: This pattern is available on a variety of websites, so I’ve linked you to the Ravelry pattern page so you can take your pick. And how great would it be to make a blanket in a day!
- Plush Clutch by Trish Young, on genuine mudpie: I love the look of this super cushiony purse! There’s a handy photo tutorial here, which makes this pattern another great choice for beginners.
- Chunky Winter Headband by Briana Olsen, a Ravelry download: This warm, thick headband is a great way to keep your ears toasty this winter!
- Chunk Slouch by Hailey Redden, on Cloverchild’s Blog: If you’ve got 20 minutes and 81 yards of Super Bulky yarn, you can make this hat! Only 8 rows and done. Love that!
- Ice Mountain Snowflake Rug by Deborah Atkinson, on Snowcatcher: I love this. So much. So soft and plush, and a fantastic stashbuster!
- Striped Dog Sweater by Shiri More, on Shiri Designs: Don’t forget our furry friends! The cold weather can be hard on pets, but this pattern will have them warmed up in a flash.
- One Skein Shawlette by PurpleIguana, a Ravelry download: One skein, one hour, one Q hook, and you’ll have one shawlette ready to wear!
- Supersized See My Stitches Scarf by Nina Leon, on Hooker’s Don’t Bite: Two skeins of brightly colored yarn held together make up this great looking scarf. The oversized stitches are interesting and fun with this mix of colors!
The Q hook is also a great choice for crocheting with alternative materials, such as plarn, t-shirts, or rags. I’ve made a plarn bag that’s perfect for trips to the beach or pool, and putting together this list added a few more future projects to my list! Have you ever crocheted with a Q hook? What’s your favorite big hook pattern? Share in the comments!
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