Well, I'm here to share another journey with my new love of crochet and stitch gauge. Stitch gauge is very important....if someone is a loose or a tight crocheter, then the pattern won't be the right size. Most patterns will give you a gauge to go by - you then stitch a sample to see how your gauge matches up with the pattern. If larger, I pick a smaller hook, and vice versa. Also, the choice of yarn makes a difference.
I ran across this neat convertible cowl that can be worn around the neck or up over the head and I LOVE it. Except my first was was too small....and I'll be sending it to a petite friend of mine. lol The next one was perfect.
My first attempt:
With this lavender version, I used my acrylic I had on hand and used a smaller hook than recommended because I crochet "loose". Not a good idea for this. Usually is, though. Go figure.
So on my next attempt, I purchased bulkier yarn and used the recommended hook size. Imagine that!
Wanna see the difference between the stitch gauging?
Here is the pattern, if anyone else would like to try this. Remember, I'm one month in to crocheting, so this is a nice beginner pattern!
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