Frequent question: How do you measure a crochet sweater?

How do you measure a sweater size?

Sweater sizes are based on your body measurements – generally your bust or chest circumference. To find these measurements, measure around the fullest part of your bust or chest area. You’ll want to measure over a lightweight shirt (which includes a bra, if applicable).

How should a sweater fit a woman?

Ideally a sweater should sit just below the belt line. Certainly, no more than 5cm (2 inches) lower than this. Or you risk looking dumpy and disproportionate. All big body and short, stumpy legs.

How do you gauge crochet?

To make your gauge match, choose a different hook size. If you have more stitches and rows per inch than the pattern calls for, use a larger size hook. If you have fewer stitches and rows per inch than the pattern calls for, use a smaller size hook.

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