I haven't ever crocheted before, but I'm knitting a pattern currently that calls for a nice scalloped edging around the neckline. I've watched some videos about how to do the techniques that the pattern calls for and I think I'll be okay.
Here's my question: the pattern calls for a crochet hook size H-8. I've swatched for the item in question and will be using increased sizes of knitting needles, but do I have to do a swatch or change the hook size at all since it is for edging? What does the "8" mean in the sizing anyway? I'm not very familiar with crochet terminology.
Thanks for the help. This is the pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90082AD.html?noImages=