How do I fix my crochet gauge?

Why does my crochet feel stiff?

For many, the reason for tight stitches can be found in two areas – either your tension is too tight or your hook is the wrong size for your yarn. A combination of the two will result in the tightest stitches ever, and you’re probably not enjoying yourself at all, verging on frustration!

How do you crochet less tension?

If you find yourself crocheting too tightly, choose a larger crochet hook. If you find yourself crocheting too loosely, choose a smaller crochet hook. Hooks are not expensive, so it is worthwhile to keep a range of sizes on hand so you can switch if you find yourself working too tight or too loose for any project.

How knitting needles affect gauge?

Your gauge may change as you become accustomed to the yarn and stitch pattern. Check your gauge mid-project to confirm that your gauge is unchanged. A larger needle makes bigger stitches, which are fewer stitches per inch. A smaller needle makes smaller stitches, which are more stitches per inch.

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