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How I Measure My Body for Patterns

It’s easy to crochet after measurements, as long as you know how to take your measurements. Here I will show you where I measure for tops, bottoms and accessories.

Remember to always measure the crochet when it’s flat!




In regards to subtracting from your measurements you subtract how much the pattern states, unless you are freestyling therefore you will have to look at some of the changes you have made.

First of all: try on as you go/when it’s possible. This is the most accurate way of knowing how the garment will fit.

Generally cotton, tencel and viscose stretches more than wool, acrylic and polyester.

Things that mean you will probably have to subtract more than the pattern states:

  • using a bigger hook
  • using bigger stitches
  • having a loose crochet tension
  • if you want the garment to fit more loosely


    Things that mean you will probably have to subtract less than the pattern states:
  • using a smaller hook
  • using smaller stitches
  • using textured stitches (like shell, moss or making checkers)
  • having a tight crochet tension
  • if you want the garment to fit more tightly

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