As we've just been discussing on the Cats in Hats thread some of you might remember that last year there were a number of threads on the go relating to crochet and knitting projects we were all working on. I thought it might be a nice idea to have one thread where people can share any crafty projects they're working on, whether novice like me or super talented as so many of you are. If they're cat related great, if not we still want to see them! Jaime is helping me choose my next project and then we'll get cracking on something (he's a big help...) Also if anyone would like to make and sell anything to raise money for the rescues we also have @huckybuck 's Cat Crafters thread for taking commissions http://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/cat-crafters.376378/ EDIT:- I am updating this post to include a UK/US conversion chart, as I know a lot of you have been teaching yourselves from Youtube videos which are mostly in US terminology and it may be useful to have a handy reference if you pick up and UK pattern, and vice versa for those of us who have been using UK patterns. The yarn weights also includes Australian weights. If anyone has any other hints or tips they think it would be useful to add to this post please let me know Further edit:- the forum won't let me post it in quite the right formatso here is a link to the chart as well! http://www.lovecrochet.com/crochet-conversion-tables/ Crochet Hook Size Metric (UK) 2.25 2.75 mm 3.25 mm 3.50 mm 3.75 mm 4.00 mm 4.50 mm 5.00 mm 5.50 mm 6.00 mm 6.50 mm 8.00 mm 9.00 mm 10.00 mm 12.00 mm 15.00 mm 16.00 mm 19.00 mm 20.00 mm Corresponding US sizes B-1 C-2 D-3 E-4 F-5 G-6 7 H-8 I-9 J-10 K-10.5 L-11 M-13 N-15 P-16 P/Q Q S S Steel Crochet Hook Size Metric (UK) 0.50 mm 0.60 mm 0.75 mm 0.85 mm 1.00 mm 1.10 mm 1.25 mm 1.50 mm 1.65 mm 1.75 mm 1.90 mm 2.00 mm Corresponding US steel hook sizes 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 4 Yarn Weights and Required Hook Sizes UK_________ US_________ AUS __________Hook Size Lace_______1 Ply_________2 Ply _________1.50-2.25 mm Fingering___ 2 Ply________ 3 Ply ________ 2.25-3.50 mm Sport_______4 Ply________ 5 Ply_________3.50-4.50 mm DK_________DK__________8 Ply_________ 4.50-5.50 mm Worsted ____Aran________10 Ply_________5.50-6.50 mm Chunky_____Bulky________12 Ply_________6.50-9.00 mm Super Chunky -Super Bulky - 14 Ply_________9.00 mm (and above) Crochet Terminology British Double Crochet Treble Half Treble Double Treble Triple Treble Miss Correpsonding US terminology Single Crochet Double Crochet Half Double Crochet Treble Double Treble Skip Information taken from LoveCrochet.com so hopefully it is correct but if anyone spots a mistake or has anything to add please let me know!