Monday, January 25, 2010

Using Gauge in a Crochet Project

In crochet, gauge is the number of stitches in a given length. It is very simple to use gauge to figure out how many stitches and rows are required to create a square or rectangular piece of crochet. This article gives step by step instruction to create a rug, table liner, or rectangular doily. How to Use Gauge to Make a Custom Crochet Project.

Circles and oddly shaped crochet projects are a little trickier. To make custom patterns for these crochet projects, it is easiest to create a template. For those type pieces, the article How to Make Custom Crochet Patterns, explains step by step what will be needed to make a template.

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