B.Hooked TV Episode 31: A First Glance at Pattern Grading

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In this episode of B.Hooked TV you’ll hear all about the the basics of pattern grading. By the end, you’ll know what it is as well as how and why you might use it as a crochet designer.

Ever wonder how your patterns are available in so many sizes?

The designer doesn’t design and crochet each individual size. The magic all happens in the pattern grading step. Pattern grading is simply the process of using gauge measurements to determine the pattern for different sizes.

With basic measurements taken from a gauge swatch you’re able to figure out how many stitches are in an inch, how many rows are in an inch and how much yarn it takes to crochet a certain number of stitches. These measurements are used in calculations to determine the foundation chain number and number of rows as well as how much yarn is needed to complete the project.

It can feel a little complex until you get the hang of it but don’t worry about all that yet. Let’s just master the basics first.

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Supplies used in this episode

Hook | Furls Odyssey Rose Gold + White – No longer available

Yarn | Lion Brand Jeans – Get it on Amazon

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Some topics are best explained one-on-one. Since Brittany can’t be right there with you, B.Hooked TV is the next best thing. You’ll find helpful tips for improving your crochet and knitting skills in a relaxed and conversational way. It’s not your everyday tutorial but we try to keep them fun, interesting and educational.

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