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Learning how to let your crochet hook determine your stitch gauge is possibly the most valuable skill a crocheter could develop.
- It breaks a common habit that crocheters traditionally fall
Weightless Tunisian Wrap
- It's necessary for making fashionable-looking crochet fabrics
The Eva Slip Stitch Shrug
- It comes in handy when making Love Knots and other intermediate-level stitches that depend on being able to "eyeball" a loop size.
- You'll be ahead of the curve if you'd like to someday crochet professionally as a Teacher, Designer or as a valuable Pattern Tester for other Designers!
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To maintain the best stitch gauge throughout, use the diameter of your hook to judge if your stitches are the right size: as you crochet, the space between the two top loops of each stitch should look large enough to fit the size of the crochet hook you're using.
You might feel a bit outside of your comfort zone at first. If so, just tell yourself that you're making an important investment in your hobby: a world of exciting new stitches and designs will open up to you.