Resizing Gauge Crochet Knitting Patterns

Resizing Gauge Crochet Knitting Patterns

There are several different ways to resize knitting or crochet patterns so I decided to share links from around the internet that will help you decided what method is best for you.

The first idea is simple for  garments or pieces that do not need much structure or exact sizing by using a larger or small hook or needle as described in this article.

Want a Bigger Garment? Use a Thicker Yarn!, June 28th, 2010 by Zontee

Here’s a comment from someone from about 5 years ago:

Gamma22 • 5 years ago
OK, this is actually about knitting, but yes, I have SO cheated and used a kid’s pattern to make an adult’s sweater. I don’t know why designers use worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles (surely I’m not the only woman who can call up hot flashes on demand in February? OK, maybe I am…) but I see no purpose in making something too hot to wear! It takes a little tweaking, but you can actually use a larger needle with a smaller pattern size and actually end up with a wearable garment! For instance, if the pattern for the chest measurement looks like this: 32 (34-36-38) with size 7 needles, I choose the measurement I want to make (38), but I want to use a size 9 needle. I count down: 38 is for size 7, so 36 is for size 8 and 34 is for size 9. Therefore, I follow the pattern for the 34 bust.

And Deccoknits, you can even enlarge a pattern this way if you can’t find the larger size in a pattern you like – I’ve done it loads of times!

Gauge & Why It Matters, July 14th, 2013 by Barbara Breiter

Gauge is another predictor of size and it works with either knitting or crochet–be mindful of your gauge if it matters because you can unwittingly enlarge or decrease the size of your piece simply by using the wrong gauge,

Which leads us to the next link–adjusting your gauge–actually changing the size of your garment is like adjust your sewing pattern you have to take into account all of your pieces. check out the next article you will have to do some math–so have you calculator handy and know how many pieces you have for your garment.

Tranquil Tank Top Knit-Along – Additional Sizes (Or How to Resize a Pattern) May 6th, 2013 by Zontee

How to Resize a Garment from Pierrot Yarns of Japan

How to resize a garment from Pierrot Yarns from Japan a very detailed PDF and really the correct way to resize a crochet or knitted garment but also the most difficult–let’s not use the word difficult, better to say comprehensive and detailed.

Elann at one time had a great article..but no more, but they do have a related article about interchangeable yarns that has to do with gauge titled “How does elann.com measure yarn gauge? Be sure to check the article title because this is not a direct link.

Measuring Your Gauge

All knitting and crochet directions include a stitch gauge. The stitch gauge gives the number of stitches to the inch with the yarn and needle recommended in the pattern stitch.

The directions are based on the given gauge. the gauge (or tension) at which you work controls the size of each finished piece. It is, therefore, essential to work to the gauge given for each item if you want it to be the correct size.

To test your gauge, cast on 20-30 stitches, using the needles specified. Work in the pattern stitches for 3″. Smooth our your swatch and pin it down. Measure across 2″ and place pins 2″ apart. Count the number of stitches between pins. If you have more stitches to the inch than directions specify, you are working too tightly; use larger needles. If you have fewer stitches to the inch, you are working too loosely; use smaller needles.

Most patterns give a row gauge too. Although the proper length does not usually depend on the row gauge (directions usually give lengths in inches rather than rows), in some patterns it is important to have the proper row gauge too.

Where to Measure

 

Where to Measure

 

Understanding Interchangeable Yarns (Continued from Interchangeable Yarns)

Let’s pick where we left off with the next chart features the following yarns.

Needle Size 3 | 5 Stitches = 1″

  • Lan Borgosesia Kiddy Type
  • Welcomme Pernelle Grain de Coton

Needle Size 4 | 7 Stitches = 1″

  • Pingouin Pingolaine
  • Tahki Daphne

Needle Size 4 | 6 Stitches = 1″

  • Neveda Cotton
  • Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy

Needle Size 4 | 5 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt soft Anny Mohair Kid

Brunswick Breeze

  • Pingouin Laine et Mohair

Needle Size 4 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Chat Botte Central Park

Needle Size 5 | 6 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Bucilla Spotlight
  • Chat Botte Triple Perle
  • Columbia Minerva Camelot
  • Scheepjeswol San Remo

Needle Size 3 | 5 Stitches = 1" Lan Borgosesia Kiddy Type Welcomme Pernelle Grain de Coton Needle Size 4 | 7 Stitches = 1" Pingouin Pingolaine Tahki Daphne Needle Size 4 | 6 Stitches = 1" Neveda Cotton Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Needle Size 4 | 5 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt soft Anny Mohair Kid Brunswick Breeze Pingouin Laine et Mohair Needle Size 4 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1" Chat Botte Central Park Needle Size 5 | 6 1/2 Stitches = 1" Bucilla Spotlight Chat Botte Triple Perle Columbia Minerva Camelot Scheepjeswol San Remo

Needle Size 5 | 6 Stitches = 1 “

  • Anny Blatt Angor Anny
  • Anny Blatt s Anny Blatt
  • Bernat Berella Sportspun
  • Bernat Carioca
  • Bernat Cloudespun
  • Bernat Linette
  • Bernat Saluki
  • Brunswick Heatherblend Sport
  • Caron Wintuk Sports
  • Chat Botte Acrylique & Alpaca
  • Chat Botte Petrouchka
  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Wintuk Sport
  • Columbia-Minerva Nantuk Sports
  • Dawn Wintuk Sport
  • Lane Borgosesia Lane del Borgo
  • Lion Brand Chalmette
  • Lion Brand Debyshire
  • Neveda Newo-Lon Sport
  • Nomis Sports Weight
  • Phildar Alpalima
  • Phildar Cordilla
  • Phildar Recif
  • Phildar Sagittaire
  • Pingouin Confortable
  • Plymouth Indiecita 3-Ply
  • Plymouth Indiecita Baby
  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Luster Sheen
  • Reynolds Camel Hair
  • Reynolds Cashmere Sport
  • Reynolds Feu D Artifice
  • Reynolds Orient Express
  • Reynolds Reynelle Sport
  • 3 Suisse Mimizan

Needle Size 5 | 6 Stitches = 1 " Anny Blatt Angor Anny Anny Blatt s Anny Blatt Bernat Berella Sportspun Bernat Carioca Bernat Cloudespun Bernat Linette Bernat Saluki Brunswick Heatherblend Sport Caron Wintuk Sports Chat Botte Acrylique & Alpaca Chat Botte Petrouchka Coats & Clark Red Heart Wintuk Sport Columbia-Minerva Nantuk Sports Dawn Wintuk Sport Lane Borgosesia Lane del Borgo Lion Brand Charmette Lion Brand Debyshire Neveda Newo-Lon Sport Nomis Sports Weight Phildar Alpalima Phildar Cordilla Phildar Recif Phildar Sagittaire Pingouin Confortable Plymouth Indiecita 3-Ply Plymouth Indiecita Baby Coats & Clark Red Heart Luster Sheen Reynolds Camel Hair Reynolds Cashmere Sport Reynolds Feu D Artifice Reynolds Orient Express Reynolds Reynelle sport 3 Suisses Mimizan

Needle Size 5 | 11 1/2 Stitches = 2″

  • Bernat Berella Baby Bulky
  • Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Unger Ariane
  • Unger Baby Courtelle
  • Unger Roly-Sport
  • Needle Size 5 | 5 1/2 Stitches = 1″
  • Anny Blatt Lord Anny
  • Aunt Lydia’s Sport & Afghan
  • Brunswick Fore n Aft Sport
  • Brunswick Heatherblend
  • Brunswick Pomfret Sport
  • Brunswick Sparkletwist
  • Bucilla Linora
  • Bucilla Riviera
  • Bucilla Spectator
  • Bucilla versatile
  • Lion Brand Sportelle
  • Melrose Woolympia
  • Patons Beehive Double Knitting
  • Phildar Dedicace
  • Phildar Hacienda
  • Phildar Interview
  • Pingouin Pingofrance
  • Pingouin Type Shetland
  • Reynolds Kalimousse
  • Reynolds Shetland de Sport
  • Scheepjes Noorsewol Extra

Needle Size 5 | 11 1/2 Stitches = 2" Bernat Berella Baby Bulky Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Unger Ariane Unger Baby Courtelle Unger Roly-Sport Needle Size 5 | 5 1/2 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Lord Anny Aunt Lydia's Sport & Afghan Brunswick Fore n Aft Sport Brunswick Heatherblend Brunswick Pomfret Sport Brunswick Sparkletwist Bucilla Linora Bucilla Riviera Bucilla Spectator Bucilla versatile Lion Brand Sportelle Melrose Woolympia Patons Beehive double Knitting Phildar Dedicace Phildar Hacienda Phildar Interview Pingouin Pingofrance Pingouin Type shetland Reynolds Kalimousse Reynolds Shetland de Sport Scheepjes Noorsewol Extra

Needle Size 5 | 5 stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Ecoss Anny
  • Anny Blatt Smart Anny
  • Berroco Nubs n Slubs
  • Brunswick Heather Boucle
  • Brunswick Wil O Wisp
  • Bucilla Melody
  • Chat Botte Chahuteuse
  • Chat Botte Seraphine
  • Fantacia Haiti
  • Merino Country
  • Neveda Mohair Special
  • Neveda Sirocco
  • Patons Madella
  • Phildar Sagittaire
  • Phildar Shoot
  • Pingouin Almee
  • Pingouin Mistigri
  • Pingouin Pordreuse
  • Plymouth french Angora
  • Reynolds Linaire
  • Reynolds Parfait
  • Scheepjeswol Corsica
  • Scheepjes Rigodon
  • 3 Suisses Zamira
  • Unger Darling
  • Unger Fluffy
  • Unger Glimmer
  • Unger Roly-Poly
  • Unger Rygja

Needle Size 5 | 5 stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Ecoss Anny Anny Blatt Smart Anny Berroco Nubs n Slubs Brunswick Heather Boucle Brunswick Wil O Wisp Bucilla Melody Chat Botte Chahuteuse Chat Botte Seraphine Fantacia Haiti Merino Country Neveda Mohair Special Neveda Sirocco Patons Madella Phildar Sagittaire Phildar Shoot Pingouin Almee Pingouin Mistigri Pingouin Pordreuse Plymouth french Angora Reynolds Linaire Reynolds Parfait Scheepjeswol Corsica Scheepjes Rigodon 3 Suisses Zamira Unger Darling Unger Fluffy Unger glimmer Unger roly-Poly Unger Rygja

Needle Size 5 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Soft Anny Mohair Kid
  • Brunswick Breeze
  • Merino Seiden-Boucle
  • Merino Smartie-Pants
  • Pingouin Laine et Mohair
  • Reynolds Delisse
  • 3 Suisses Lorena
  • 3 Suisses Sari

Needle Size 5 | 4 Stitches = 1″

  • Chat Botte Chenille Velours
  • Neveda Boucia
  • Unger Swing
  • Unger Viola

Needle Size 5 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Lane Borgosesia Brazil

Needle Size 6 | 6 Stitches = 1″

  • Merino Shetland (Aarian)
  • Neveda Rubertin

Needle Size 6 | 5 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Bernat Cassino
  • Lane Borgosesia Koala
  • Neveda Valentine

 Needle Size 5 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Soft Anny Mohair Kid Brunswick Breeze Merino Seiden-Boucle Merino Smartie-Pants Pingouin Laine et Mohair Reynolds Delisse 3 Suisses Lorena 3 Suisses Sari Needle Size 5 | 4 Stitches = 1" Chat Botte Chenille Velours Neveda Boucia Unger Swing Unger Viola Needle Size 5 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1" Lane Borgosesia Brazil Needle Size 6 | 6 Stitches = 1" Merino Shetland (Aarian) Neveda Rubertin Needle Size 6 | 5 1/2 Stitches = 1" Bernat Cassino Lane Borgosesia Koala Neveda Valentine

Needle Size 6 | 5 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Miss Anny
  • Berroco Jardin
  • Neveda Combo fine
  • Neveda Lakdere Tweed
  • Nomis Conny
  • Pingouin Madame
  • Unger Action

Needle Size 6 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Knit & Crochet
  • Conshohoken Softball
  • Neveda Ondulana
  • Neveda Sirocco
  • Pingouin Coton Natural 8 fils

Needle Size 6 | 4 Stitches 1″

  • Anny Blatt Star Anny
  • Needle size 7 | 5 Stitches = 1″
  • EMU Shetland Boucle
  • EMU Shetland Double Knitting
  • Fantacia Como
  • Jaeger Michelle

Needle Size 6 | 5 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Miss Anny Berroco Jardin Neveda Combo fine Neveda Lakdere Tweed Nomis Conny Pingouin Madame Unger Action Needle Size 6 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1" Coats & Clark Red Heart Knit & Crochet Conshohoken softball Neveda Ondulana Neveda Sirocco Pingouin Coton Natural 8 fils Needle Size 6 | 4 Stitches 1" Anny Blatt Star Anny Needle size 7 | 5 Stitches = 1" EMU Shetland Boucle EMU Shetland Double Knitting Fantacia Como Jaeger Michelle

Needle Size 7 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Chat Botte Laine de Zealand
  • Chat Botte Sport Royal
  • Fantacia Dorothy
  • Fantacia Romeo
  • Lane Borgosesia Loden
  • Lane Borgosesia Mokid
  • Pingouin Confortable Sport
  • Ulltex Cinderella
  • Welcomme Pernelle Maltaise Givree

Needle Size 7 | 4 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Kid Anny
  • Fantacia Peter Pan
  • Lily Sugar n Cream
  • Neveda Celesta
  • Pingouin Style Astrakan

Needle Size 7 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Highlands Anny
  • Fantacia Biancaneve
  • Pingouin Bouclette Imprimee
  • Scheepjeswol Estoril
  • Scheepjeswol Ravenna

Needle Size 7 | 3 Stitches = 1″

  • Welcomme Pernelle Bouclette

Needle Size 7 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1" Chat Botte Laine de Zealand Chat Botte Sport Royal Fantacia Dorothy Fantacia Romeo Lane Borgosesia Loden Lane Borgosesia Mokid Pingouin Confortable Sport Ulltex Cinderella Welcomme Pernelle Maltaise Givree Needle Size 7 | 4 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Kid Anny Fantacia Peter Pan Lily Sugar n Cream Neveda Celesta Pingouin Style Astrakan Needle Size 7 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Highlands Anny Fantacia Biancaneve Pingouin Bouclette Imprimee Scheepjeswol Estoril Scheepjeswol Ravenna Needle Size 7 | 3 Stitches = 1" Welcomme Pernelle Bouclette

Needle Size 8 | 5 Stitches = 1″

Needle Size 8 | 9 1/2 Stitches = 2″

melotuk, sesame 4,, germantown,ombre, Dazzle aire, monique, cashelle, performer, maramolada, leader, dimitrimasison, pegase, bristol, galway, pca-ette, britania, sayelle

Needle Size  8 | 4 1/2 Stitches = 1

 Flirt, folk, mini sport, biarney, berella, eleganza, irish wool, windrush, softex, wonder knit, carefree plus, glencannon, challenger, fabulend, glimmer fluff, shannon, anastasia, bamby, cod fisherman wool, glo knit, worsted

angora, tweed, reynelle, gamine, dundee, orchard, pamela, aran, meteor, dundee, indiecita, highland heather, icelandic homespun, luxern

Needle Size 8 | 4 Stitches = 1″

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

pizza, beaugency, gin fazz, inverness, shoot, vizir 184, equinoxe, le yarn 2, meche cendree, lady angora, delight, naturwolle fine, kitten, dalarna, novara, aubretia, creole, donegal, royale, disco, rhumba, laine soufflee, rustique color

Needle Size 8 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Emu Filigree De-luxe
  • Fantacia Everest
  • Fantasia Trudy
  • Neveda Celesta
  • Patons Topaz
  • Phildar Mogador 147
  • Pingouin Reflets d’or
  • 3 Susses Lesley
  • Unger Caprice

Needle Size 8 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1″

  • Emu Filigree De-luxe
  • Fantacia Everest
  • Fantasia Trudy
  • Neveda Celesta
  • Patons Topaz
  • Phildar Mogador 147
  • Pingouin Reflets d’or
  • 3 Susses Lesley
  • Unger Caprice

Needle Size 8 | 3 Stitches = 1″

  • Anny Blatt Boucle Anny
  • Anny Blatt Mask Anny
  • Chat Botte Dolce Vita
  • Chat Botte Manhattan
  • Dorothee Bis Polair Chine
  • Fantacia Minnye
  • Fantacua Nuflon
  • Lane Borgosesia Bukhara
  • Lane Borgosesia Karakol
  • Neveda Astrakan
  • Reynolds Jarelle
  • Welcomme Pernelle Tchebaz

Needle Size 8 | 3 1/2 Stitches = 1" Emu Filigree De-luxe Fantacia Everest Fantasia Trudy Neveda Celesta Patons Topaz Phildar Mogador 147 Pingouin Reflets d'or 3 Susses Lesley Unger Caprice Needle Size 8 | 3 Stitches = 1" Anny Blatt Boucle Anny Anny Blatt Mask Anny Chat Botte Dolce Vita Chat Botte Manhattan Dorothee Bis Polair Chine Fantacia Minnye Fantacua Nuflon Lane Borgosesia Bukhara Lane Borgosesia Karakol Neveda Astrakan Reynolds Jarelle Welcomme Pernelle Tchebaz

Needle Size 10 | 6 1/2 Stitch 2″

  • Anny Blatt Sport Anny
  • Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn
  • Bernat Krysta
  • Bernat Willowspun
  • Brunswick Aspen
  • Brunswick Lochwind
  • Brunswick Vail
  • Bucilla Multi-Craft
  • Chat Botte Chaleureuse
  • Coars & Clark Bulky Craft Rug Yarn
  • Coats & Clark O.N.T. Rug Yarn
  • Columbia Minerva Truly Bulky
  • Jaeger Gabrielle
  • Lion Brand Bulky Knit
  • Lion Brand Craft and rug
  • Orchard Lovely Ann Lofty Spun
  • Orchard Marcy Rug Yarn
  • Phildar Sillages
  • Pingouin Iceberg
  • Plymouth Fisherman
  • Reynolds Icelandic Tweed
  • Reynolds Lopi
  • Tahki Ambrosia II
  • Tahki Yarns Soho Bulky Tweed
  • Unger Cozy
  • Unger Foliage
  • Unger Skol

Needle Size 10 | 6 1/2 Stitch 2" Anny Blatt Sport Anny Aunt Lydia's Heavy Rug Yarn Bernat Krysta Bernat Willowspun Brunswick Aspen Brunswick Lochwind Brunswick Vail Bucilla Multi-Craft Chat Botte Chaleureuse Coars & Clark Bulky Craft Rug Yarn Coats & Clark O.N.T. Rug Yarn Columbia Minerva Truly Bulky Jaeger Gabrielle Lion Brand Bulky Knit Lion Brand Craft and rug Orchard Lovely Ann Lofty Spun Orchard Marcy Rug Yarn Phildar Sillages Pingouin Iceberg Plymouth Fisherman Reynolds Icelandic Tweed Reynolds Lopi Tahki Ambrosia II Tahki Yarns Soho Bulky Tweed Unger Cozy Unger Foliage Unger Skol

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

snob anny, funny blatt, calico, fifi, mohair plus, velour, estrellita, tiffany, que linda, schuss, slalom, vannessa, perference, puff, nadia, molaine, pamela, sage cane, sage china, romany, bistro

Your thoughts, ideas & comments are appreciated