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Gauge Swatch in the Round | Video Tutorial

Have you heard about gauge swatches, but never understood how to apply them to amigurumi? Today I am going to teach you how!

Gauge swatches are a necessary part of getting a crochet pattern just right. The typical gauge swatch is made flat, back and forth. But your stitches will have a slightly different shape when you work in the round. So how do you create a gauge swatch to measure your stitches in the round?

How to Create a Gauge Swatch In The Round, a video tutorial from Hooked by Kati

In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through the steps of how to make a gauge swatch in the round, so your stitch definition will come out how it will when working amigurumi. This way you won’t have a giant plushie that’s 2 feet long instead of the small plushie it needs to be.

Gauge Swatch in the Round Video Tutorial

https://youtu.be/xj_E5bBxhCA

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This tutorial features Red Heart Super Saver yarn and is done with a Furls Odyssey hook. 


Step By Step

To make a gauge swatch in the round, the dimensions of your swatch should be as follows:

Make a tube, increasing out until you have a number of sts that is three times to number of sts in the given gauge.

Work that tube evenly for the number of rounds in the given gauge, plus 2-4 extra rounds to give yourself room to measure.

Flatten the tube and measure your gauge. 🙂

Keep practicing and you will have it down in no time! 

How to Create a Gauge Swatch In The Round, a video tutorial from Hooked by Kati

Yarn on, 

Kati

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