Crochet Confession #1
I have never worked with yarn finer than 8-ply, or a hook slimmer than 4mm. Which leads me to my next confession…
Crochet Confession #2
I’ve never made a tension square before. I rarely work with patterns, and when I have, I’ve never bothered to test my tension. But since my next project requires 4-ply and a 3mm hook, and I ideally want it to fit when finished, I figured I better start.
Now, a question for all you seasoned crocheters out there: is a turning chain considered a-given when giving tension square instructions? Because my pattern book didn’t mention it, it simply said: “Row 2, (dc & sc) in first tr”… so what I discovered 12 rows later (my excuse is that I was watching telly at the same time), is that I had actually created a tension trapezoid and not a tension square. Whilst ‘tension trapezoid’ does have a nice ring to it, it was not my intention to decrease my stitches row by row.
And for Crochet Confession #3
Tension-schmension. I crochet the way I crochet, and if that’s tighter or looser than the next granny, then so be it. I’ll just have to cross my fingers (but not while crocheting) and hope the finished garment fits.