How to Make a Pattern Bigger or Smaller | B.Hooked TV Episode 12

In this episode of B.Hooked TV we will see how to make a pattern bigger or smaller using a gauge swatch.

Have you ever found a baby blanket pattern you loved and wanted to make it a full-sized throw? What about an afghan you needed to make smaller? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this episode is for you!

Since this is the first time we’re talking about this topic, we’ll look at a simple example when a pattern is worked in rows and we need to make it bigger or smaller.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to take the information from your gauge swatch and use that to figure out how many stitches to make for the width and how many rows to make for the length you need.

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3 thoughts on “How to Make a Pattern Bigger or Smaller | B.Hooked TV Episode 12

    • Hey there! The right and wrong side may vary from project to project. Many times the pattern will indicate which rows are RS (right side) or WS (wrong side). When you work a row that’s noted a RS, what you’re looking at is the right side of the work 🙂

  • Megan Bailey

    I so needed this! Starting to write down my own patterns and this was a question I had.

    I see how this can work for a blanket. Can these calculations also work for garments? For example, making a medium size garment into a large size?

    Thank you!

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