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  1. PBLKNP

    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. Now, I'm afraid it may be too big. *Fingers crossed* that it turns out okay. I look forward to meeting other crochet lovers and learning tips and tricks from y'all.
  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. Tinkpink68

    Gauge Issues

    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) Ops! I just realized I posted the 1st version of the round one, where I can see that I made a lot of mistakes as the number of rows and in the stitch itself. Still, you can see how different it looks from the original. I don´t know if it´s possible but I´ll try to attach the last try on that pattern, much better but still way different from the original.
  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" square. To even get close to 17sts=4" I have to use a 4mm needle and even then, it's off by 1+/- a stitch. And I have more rows... My problem going in to the project was my first row of sc blo started at 17st=4" but by the second row, it grows about 1/2". And it doesn't stop there, by the third row, it grows another half inch and several rows in my project is now 3" longer than it's supposed to be. Maybe if it was long length-wise, it'd be doable but this is 3" and possibly growing width-wise which is not going to work out as a sleeve for someone with really skinny arms. Maybe if they had arms the size of both of my thick thighs. Anyhow, my question is, why in tarnation is my piece growing in length? Making a gauge square was pretty useless because I couldn't get the gauge right with my needles. I don't think it makes sense to crochet an adult sweater using medium 4 worsted and a 3.75mm... unless I'm looking for some kind of repetitive-motion injury or arthritis. I know that the yarn and stitches all pull on each other as we put it together, but why is the same number of stitches in a segment causing so much growth??? I'm counting my stitches, even marking the segments for my experiment in order to measure them as I go so this is not a result of increases I don't realize I'm making. The best advice I got on another forum focused on help with that specific pattern was to change needles in different parts of the sweater as I go due to inconsistent gauge. That doesn't really help when I can't even begin a pattern in the first place... What do I do???????
  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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