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cookworm
02-19-2008, 09:37 AM
I am fine getting gauge stitchwise, but when I crochet my gauge swatches, I can never seem to get my gauge row-wise. This hasn't been too big of a problem (yet!) for the items I've crocheted, as I've been able to add a few more rows here and there to make up for my shorter gauge, but I'm worried if I come across a pattern that I may not be able to do this with, not to mention the fact that I'm using even more yarn I didn't count on by doing this.

How can I achieve gauge for my rows when crocheting?

cristeen
02-19-2008, 01:00 PM
Like with knitting, it's just not that easy to do. You can try going up another hook size and see if you get it. The difference in gauge stitch-wise between two hook sizes is fairly small, but it can make a difference in the gauge row-wise.