This post contains affiliate links. For some projects match the correct gauge can make the difference of producing an item that you love or despise. When I first started crocheting I would see the gauge section and think, “Ugh…do I have to?” but as I got more into crochet the more I actually enjoyed swatching for gauge. Here are 5 tips for a more successful gauge experience.
Ever had a project come out much larger than the instructions said? Have you ever had a project come out the right size only to stretch out so much it’s completely useless? I can tell you your number one problem is probably your gauge. I know the word gauge may be a bit scary or you might think it’s a waste of time but believe me, it will save you time and frustration later. It’s really not as hard as you might think and is worth the little bit of extra work in the beginning.