How to Adjust a Pattern to Your Measurements

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Duration: 13:30

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In this video, Designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby teaches you how to take the proper measurements based on your pattern to ensure a perfect fit. Have a pattern that doesn’t tell you the measurements? With the included calculation sheet, you can figure them out yourself!

Shannon begins by discussing the meaning of the finished measurements listed in a crochet pattern. Using one of their patterns as an example, they explain what it means to adjust a measurement “to fit,” and review the finished measurements. Shannon also discusses the schematics and shares how to get more information from these diagrams.

The next section of the video covers how to take your own measurements. Shannon uses a dress form, along with the worksheet in the class materials to get some measurements. They suggest getting the help of a family member or friend in order to properly obtain your specific measurements. Shannon also reviews how to do some math to calculate finished measurements on a pattern if they aren’t included.

For the final part of the video, Shannon explains stitch multiples and how you can calculate stitch counts to work a stitch pattern into any project you choose. With all the math learned in this video, you’ll be well on your way to having the perfect garment that fits.