My newest crochet project is a blue and white baby afghan. I am also crocheting a slouchy beret in an off white yarn. Finding the correct gauge size was a bigger issue for me this past week than usual. I prefer crocheting afghan and scarfs where gauge sizes aren’t a big deal. I don’t like crocheting gauge swatches.
I know from experience, that in general ,I have to use a crochet hook at least 2 sizes smaller than the hook size listed in the pattern. I tried 3 different patterns for newborn baby sweaters. Each time, the gauge was off. All three patterns listed the” f” crochet hook. I tried using my “c “hook. But of course, I probably need the “b” hook which is missing.
I know having a larger baby sweater is not the end of the world. Babies grow very quickly. But, I really like making that newborn size. I have a pattern I could use the “c ” hook on but the sweater wouldn’t look right for a boy. So, the baby sweater will have to wait until I order new supplies at the end of the month.
I have other projects to work on in the meantime.