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- Exclusive to Heirloom Crochet -

It is always advisable to test your thread, tension and choice of hook,
and make any necessary adjustments, before you begin your project.
As a general rule, if you know the size of hook, then match your thread to it,
or if you know which thread you are going to you, then match the hook to it.
Many threads suggested in the vintage crochet patterns are no longer available,
however, it is possible to substitute any vintage thread with a modern one.
The finer the thread, the higher its number, for example,
if tatting thread is called for, then a reasonable substitute would be

Anchor/Mez Fil A Dentelle 80 (Tatting Cotton)
DMC Cordonnet Special No. 70
DMC Cordonnet Special No. 80

Coats Anchor Mercer Crochet No. 80
Coats Anchor Fil a Dentelles
DMC Special DMC Fil A Dentelle 80 (Tatting Cotton)

Below is a list of easily available threads suitable for antique and vintage crochet patterns

DMC Cordonnet Crochet Thread
Sizes - 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread
Sizes - 10,20,30

DMC Tatting cotton
Size - 80
(fils a dentelle)

COATS Opera
Sizes - 5, 10, 20, 30

Brok
Sizes - 24/3, 36/3, 32/2,36,60,100/3,80,100, 120, 140, 160, 170

YLI Silk
Sizes - 30,50,100

Gütermann Silk
Sizes -70/3,100/3,120/3,250/3

Omega
Sizes - 5, 10, 30, 50

Lizbeth Crochet Threads
Sizes - 10, 20. 40, 80

!!!NEW!!! CROCHET THREAD GUIDE

See Guide for
Steel Hooks and Thread Size

Visit our Crochet Hooks Page for advice on how to match a
Crochet Hook with Thread

A SELECTION OF
CROCHET THREADS
FOR SALE

DMC CORDONNET SPECIAL

A superior quality six-ply mercerized thread 100% cotton
crochet thread

The traditional lacemaking thread. A good choice for all crochet lacemaking, openwork, hardanger, drawn thread work and  tatting.  20 gram balls.
DMC Cordonnet

DMC CORDONNET SPECIAL

COLOR

SIZE (mm)

PRICE

ORDER

WHITE

No 20

174 yards

$4.25

ECRU

No 20

174 yards

$4.25
WHITE
No.30

216 yards

$4.25
ECRU
No.30

216 yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 40.

174 yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 40.

174 yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 50.

286yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 50.

286yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 60.

324 yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 60.

324 yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 70.

361 yards yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 70.

361 yards yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 80.

398 yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 80.

398 yards

$4.25
WHITE

No 100.

472 yards

$4.25
ECRU

No 100.

472 yards

$4.25
     

DMC CEBELIA
An excellent quality three-ply tightly twisted 100% cotton, crochet thread. 
Ideal for tatting and general crochet.
50 gram ball.

DMC CEBELIA CROCHET COTTON

COLOR

SIZE (mm)

PRICE

ORDER
WHITE

Size 10. (approx 284 yards)

$6.50
WHITE
Size 20. (approx 416 yards)
$6.50
WHITE
Size 30. (approx 567 yards)
$6.50
     

 

 

DMC TATTING THREAD
A fine six-ply mercerized 100% cotton for fine crochet, lace making, miniature work, and tatting. 

DMC Tatting Thread
White. Size 80. (approx 106 yards)
PRICE $3.50

LIZBETH CROCHET COTTON

6-cord cordonnet
The thread is mercerized, super-combed and gas-singed for outstanding body
An excellent quality 100% Egyptian Cotton, crochet thread. 
Ideal for tatting and general crochet.

LIZBETH CROCHET COTTON

COLOR

SIZE (mm)

PRICE

ORDER
WHITE

Size 10

25 grams, approx. 122 yds

$4.75
WHITE

Size 20

25 grams, approx. 210 yds

4.75
WHITE

Size 40.

25 grams, approx  300 yds

4.75
WHITE

Size 80.

10 grams,
approx. 184 yds

4.75

 

COATS OPERA

A 3 ply thread very soft when finished.

Opera Crochet Thread is an upscale thread with a luxurious feel and shine. It has more twists per inch and is more lustrous than most threads rendering it perfect for heirloom bedspreads, tablecloths, home decor, fashion apparel and accessories. 100% mercerized cotton. Machine wash and dry. 50 gram ball.

White. Size 5. (approx 191 yards)

Sorry, this Item has been Discontinued by J&P Coats



BROK 120/2

100% Cotton Thread


White (approx 1000 Meters)
PRICE $17.25

(Sorry, this item has been discontinued by the manufacture)

100% Cotton Thread

White Size 5 ( approx 164 Yards )

PRICE $8.25


White Size 10 ( approx 173 yards )

PRICE $8.25


White / Ecru Size 30 ( approx 341 yards
)

PRICE $8.25


White / Ecru Size 50 ( approx 541 yards )

PRICE $8.25



Below is a general approximate guide taken from Heirloom Crochet's private collection of Crochet Hooks and Threads- to be used as a guide only for hook and thread size.

Steel Hook
s
and Thread Size

THREAD SIZE

MM

TULIP

TULIP USA

AERO

US

UK/CAN

MILWARD

BOYE

120 - 140

0.40

24

16

.

.

.

8

.

120

0.45

23

15

.

.

.

7+26

.

100

0.50

22

14

.

.

.

.

80 - 100

0.55

21

13

.

.

.

.

.

80

0.60

20

12

7

14

6

6

.

60 - 80

0.65

19

.

.

.

.

.

.

60 - 80

0.70

18

11

.

.

.

.

.

60

0.75

17

10

6 1/2

13

5

14

40 - 60

0.80

16

.

.

.

.

.

.

40 - 60

0.85

15

9

.

.

.

.

13

40 - 60

0.90

14

8

.

.

.

.

.

40

0.95

13

7

.

.

.

.

.

30 - 40

1.00

12

6

5 1/2

12

5

4

12

30 - 40

1.05

11

.

.

.

.

.

30 - 40

1.10

10

5

.

11

.

.

11

30

1.15

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

20 - 30

1.25

8

4

4 1/2

10

4

3

.

20 - 30

1.30

7

3

.

.

.

.

10

20

1.40

6

.

.

9

.

.

9

10 - 20

1.50

5

2

3 1/2

8

3

21/2

8

10 - 20

1.60

4

1

.

.

.

.

.

10 - 20

1.65

.

.

.

7

1.65

.

7

10 - 20

1.70

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

10

1.75

2

0

2 1/2

.

.

2

.

.

1.80

.

.

.

6

2 1/2

.

6

3 Ply

1.90

1

.

.

5

2

.

5

.

2.00

.

.

1 1/2

4

1 1/2

14

4

3 Ply

2.10

0

.

.

3

.

.

3

.

2.25

.

.

.

2

1

.

2

4 Ply

2.50

.

.

0

1

0

12

.

.

2.75

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

4Ply

3.00

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

3.25

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

8 Ply

3.50

.

.

.

.

.

.

00

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