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You Will Need
- Crochet pattern
- Knitting needles
- Knit gauge tool
Find a knitting gauge that is similar to the crochet gauge
Find a knitting gauge that is similar to the crochet gauge specified in the pattern. The number of stitches will be the same, but the number of rows will vary.
Work a test swatch with chosen gauge
Work a test swatch of about 6 by 6 inches in your chosen gauge to make sure that your project will come out in the right size.
Measure the swatch and adjust gauge as needed
Use your knit gauge tool to measure the number of stitches in the inner 4 inches of your swatch. Divide the number by four and compare to your gauge.
Adjust your knitting as needed
Adjust your knitting to match your desired dimensions. Use smaller needles if you have too few stitches, and larger needles if you have too many.
Mark the original pattern with your new measures
Mark the original pattern with your new measurements, or make a copy of the crochet pattern and mark it to preserve the original.
Check your gauge as you are knitting
Knit according to your new pattern. Check your gauge as you go along to make sure you are staying on track. Soon you'll have a nice finished product.