STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for Crochet and Knitting

This is a complete guide for knitting and crochet that has been put together by the Craft Yarn Council. It contains everything you would ever need, such as stitch definitions, yarn weights, clothing measurements, etc.

The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully.