Saturday, February 20, 2010

Burning Question

How can a pattern call for size 30 thread and a size 10 hook and say the finished size will be 38 1/2" diameter and I use size 10 thread and a size 6 hook and the table topper turns out to be around 20" diameter? I find this happens with a lot of patterns.

4 comments:

Cher said...

I find that happens a lot. It's not gauge, and I can't say it's really a lazy designer. I think it's more of an overlooked by mistake thing, or a math error.

Ann said...

I agree with Cher; I think the editor just made a mistake. But I know it is frustrating!
Was it an old book or a newer one?

crochethuahua said...

The book is from 1980 It is the Premiere issue of Crochet Fantasy and every pattern in there either has the wrong size or doesn't state the size. I can usually tell about how big something will turn out by the number of rows. I will now be on the lookout for it when I make some of the other things from the magazine.

Charlotte said...

Thanks for joining my blog. Glad to see you enjoy crocheting with thread. I don't know the answer to your question because I always use size 10 thread and a 7 hook. The smaller stuff kills my hands.