When anyone says the word ‘gauge’ it seems like many crocheters run for the hills!
I am the first to admit it is one of my least favorite jobs when I am crocheting – right alongside weaving in these pesky yarn ends.
I do know though it is a necessary evil for any project I want to ‘fit’ so I grit my teeth and get on with it and when I am designing something for you to make it is part of the process so it is becoming less and less of a chore for me. I guess it is true – when you do something you dislike enough – it does become a bit easier…and now it can also be a bit more fun because there are so many cool tools you can use to check your gauge and your wraps per inch!
If you are unfamiliar with wraps per inch I recommend you check out this post here: WPI Project
Using WPI is a great way to check in the yarn store if a yarn you have fallen in love with might work for a pattern you want to crochet – BEFORE you buy the yarn and make you gauge swatch 🙂
I thought I’d share both the fun and the practical options with you 🙂
My tools are a simple 12 inch metal ruler and a pencil I have drawn lines on to mark my wraps per inch.
The tools below are the ones I’ve saved to my favorites online. Sometimes I like to buy fun gifts for myself – and these have made it to that list!
10 Fun Tools to Check Your Crochet Gauge and WPI
2 Black Kitty Cat WPI Tool to Check Gauge – TheClaySheep 3 White Bunny Rabbit WPI Tool to Check Gauge – TheClaySheep
I think I’ve decided I am going to order #4 and #5 and then #2 just because I can add it to my key chain and it is so darn cute! Which one(s) would you order?
Images used in this collage as part of the Etsy Affiliate Program with Awin