Unlike knitting, it’s a much bigger challenge to give you a “typical” ratio for crochet. It really depends on which stitch you’re going to work and which stitch you’re working from.
If you’re not working with a pattern (and therefore, you don’t have anyone telling you to use a certain ratio) here are a few generalities. I wouldn’t say these are absolutely the way, but they’re a good start:
- Single Crochet is roughly square. Meaning, the ratio is often 1:1 in both directions.
- Double Crochet is around the same width as Single Crochet.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Joining and Picking Up Stitches PDF!
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.