I have a new video up in my Learn to Read Crochet Pattern Series! This one talks about gauge! I don’t have the wood gauge available any more, but you can find similar things on etsy or the craft store!
The basics of the gauge information that I shared.
– Gauge is very important when you make anything where size matters like clothing. Hat’s are included, I didn’t really mention hats in the video. Any sort of sweater or clothing, gauge is very important.
-When you make a gauge swatch for something that will get washed, was your swatch to see if it shrinks.
-Tension can vary based on how you crochet, how tired hands are, how experienced you are etc.
– Example of a gauge size on a pattern 8sc + 6 rows = 4 inches
All samples were made using Vanna’s Choice yarn and different size hooks.
Crochet Example 1
J hook (6mm) , crocheted tightly
8 rows x 6 stitches
12 sc + 16 rows = 4 inches
Crochet Example 2
Loose J hook (6mm)
7 rows x 6 stitches
12 sc x 14 rows = 4 inches
Crochet Example 3
Size K hook (6.5mm)
6.5 rows x 5.5 stitches
11 sc + 13 rows = 4 inches
Crochet Example 4
Size I hook, (5.5 mm)
8 rows x 6.5 stitches
13 sc + 16 rows = 4 inches
Here is the video so you can see all my examples in the works and learn All About Crochet Gauge!