Frequent question: Why does my crochet get narrower?

How do I keep my crochet from shrinking?

The easiest method for even rows is a tedious one: count your stitches. If you started out with 20 stitches on Row 1, but now you have 22 stitches, you’ve added two stitches somewhere. Counting the stitches as you work each row prevents growth or shrinkage.

Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

How do you size a crochet blanket?

Use this page as an easy reference to use when you are crocheting blankets or crochet afghans and want to adjust the pattern to different blanket sizes.

Standarad Crochet Blanket Sizes.

Blanket Dimensions (inches)
Throw 52 x 60
Twin 66 x 90
Full / Queen 90 x 90
King 108 x 108
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