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    Row Gauge Woes

    I’m currently up against my old nemesis...row gauge (height). I can usually get gauge when it’s just a matter of stitches per inch (width). This is usually sufficient for any pattern where you just have to crochet “until X inches long”. However, my row height tends to be short. I’m working on a pattern where I have to crochet diagonal SC squares. Because my rows are too short, they’re coming out more like diamond shapes. If I go up a hook size, then the stitches per inch (width) is off. Does anyone have any good tips for making higher rows?
  2. HI! My name's April. I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I just started teaching myself to crochet a couple of weeks ago using a book and some YouTube. I've made a couple of hats and some flowers and jewelry wraps. I'M IN LOVE! I'm struggling with getting the right gauge. Typically, I stitch to tightly. It's quite frustrating and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. I love finding new patterns. I'm currently working on a ribbed hat that has a braided effect for my 16 year old son. I was so worried about it being too small that I went up a hook size and tried to loosen my stitches. No
  3. ACrawford

    Gauge Help!

    Hi! I am having a difficult time understanding the gauge for my pattern. This pattern uses two hooks which they refer to as "smaller" and "larger." This is what the Gauge says: 12 sts = 4" (10cm); 8 rows = 3" (7.6cm) in dc with larger hook. Should the 12 stitches be done with the larger hook? On the yarn label itself, it says that a 4" with a 5.5 crochet hook should be 12 sc across and 15 rows. The second part of the gauge is confusing me. How can I fit 8 rows of double crochet into 3 inches? That just doesn't make sense to me. Thanks in advance!!
  4. I am having a lot of problems with my gauge when crocheting baby hats. I've tried changing hook sizes, yarn weight, pretty much anything I can think of. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Please help.
  5. Hi all, I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to make my second blanket to donate to charity and I can't get started because I'm stuck understanding the gauge in the pattern. It says to repeat and 9 rows but I can't figure out what am I suppose to repeat. I have attached a photo. Sorry if this is a silly question, I'm still a beginner and trying to understand terms. Thank you in advance for trying to help me! It states: Gauge: In pattern, two repeats and 9 rows =5''. Does this mean that I need to do a few of the clusters then measure them? Is a cluster a repeat?
  6. Hi there! I´m new to doily making and I´m having the hardest time trying to make it look like the pictures from the pattern ! Mine are often lose, so I tried to make a tighter sticht. Still, no success. I changed the needle size as well, but aparently it still doesn´t look like the picture at all. I´ll attach some pictures so you can have an idea of what´s my problem. I crochet just fine, making scarves, amigurumis, bags and even a dress once, but doilies? OMG, those are hard !!! Please help me ? (the pictures with blue background are mine versus the original from websites and magazines) Op
  7. The gauge calls for 7 dc + 4 rows=4in.(10cm) in block pattern....does this mean that each side of block should equal 1 inch for a total of 4 inches???
  8. A couple weeks ago I decided to try my hand at making a sweater. I redid this thing a million times chewing up my yarn. It seems like the problem is gauge. I learned about gauge and making squares after I started this which explains my many redos. Now that I understand the importance of making g-squares for things that need to fit right, I made one two three... but it was useless. Here are the details... Gauge of the pattern: 17st, 14rows = 4" -- using 5mm needle, medium 4 worsted yarn. My understanding of this from what I've read online is, 17 sts across and 14 rows make a 4x4"
  9. Our new mascots, Gauge and Swatch, had a fabulous time at their first STITCHES East Knit and Crochet Show. Watch this short video and see all the trouble they caused and the crochet celebrities they got to meet.
  10. Blog! Helpful Hint #10 - Using your sleeve as your gauge swatch: http://wildknitter.blogspot.com/2011/07/helpful-hint-10-your-sleeve-as-your.html
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