This tutorial will talk about something called the Golden Loop Method. It is a trick to use when your gauge is correct width wise (AKA you have the right amount of stitches per inch), but your height is off (AKA too many or too few rows per inch).

18 thoughts on “Fixing Gauge When Height Is Incorrect AKA Golden Loop Method

  1. I am stunned! For all the decades I’ve been crocheting, I have sometimes yanked and sometimes lifted, and never knew which one was “correct.” Nor did I realize that it made such a difference in row gauge.

    So, thank you! I feel as though my brain just got a little bigger.


  2. I’m an avid crocheter for 40 years and I could never figure out why my gauge swatches were always too tall in height but my width was spot on. Thank you so much for this. Now I can rectify this problem successfully. I had never heard of this concept before.


  3. Wow! I am a self-taught, novice (thanks to video posters like you). I could never figure out why the height of my gauge is always too tall, even if only slightly. I love that you explained the 2-chain vs. 3-chain beginning stitch on double crochet rows. I have noticed that conflict in a few patterns that I have made. Thank you for your excellent tutorial.


  4. Thank you for this tutorial. I have never understood why I had trouble with gauge. Changing hooks wasn’t helping. Now I have a much better idea what is wrong and what to do about it. Maybe now I can try some patterns where gauge matters!


  5. This is great to know-thanks so much. I have to do some more crocheting to figure out which style I use since I can’t think what I do despite daily crocheting! I have saved your tutorial for,future reference so do hope you keep it online forever. Thx again!


  6. Hi Deja! I was researching the whole Golden Loop issue and there you were! Well, it seems I’m a lifter. I guess I’ll practice riding and see how it goes. Thanks so much for the extremely clear tutorial!


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