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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: Too Loose!!!
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: February 02, 2009 07:59AM

1. Some crocheters use a larger hook for the foundation chain, then change to the recommended size to finish the piece. But moving from size I to size N is a big jump! Try using a size J or K and see if that works for you.

2. If you are using the recommended yarn and hook size (size I is reasonable for worsted weight) but still crocheting loosely, you need to adjust the tension. How you hold the yarn around your hand/fingers has a lot to do with that. I suggest you refer to the many how-to-crochet sites to view different ways to do that, try each method and find which works best for you. If you know someone who crochets, ask them to show you.

Although gauge (that is, stitches per inch) does vary individually, the gauge given in the pattern is usually achievable to a majority of crocheters, so that gives you something to aim for.

Subject Written By Posted
  Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 06:45AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! craftsman 02/02/2009 07:59AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 08:27AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! Alex 02/02/2009 01:20PM
  Re: Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 02:11PM

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