Simply, lay down your ruler/measuring tape and count the stitches across over a span of 4″ (or the length of the gauge in the pattern). Do the same vertically for the rows. You will now have your gauge.
How do you measure a crochet?
Take your tape measure or ruler and set the 0 edge line at the left side of the hook and count the millimeters to the other side. Whatever number it is will denote the size. NOTE: You are not measuring the circumference, you are measuring the diameter.
How is crochet yarn measured?
The measurement given is just the number of times you can wrap your yarn around something (a knitting needle, pencil or aluminium crochet hook for example) over one inch. Hence the literal name wraps per inch.
What does gauge mean in crochet?
What is gauge in crochet? Gauge is just a measure of how big your stitches are. Gauge has two parts: stitches and rows. This means gauge is measuring both the width of your stitches and the height of your stitches.
How do you measure hand spun yarn?
– Hold your skein stretched out between your hands (but not too tightly), and hold a tape measure along that length. That gives you the length of half your skein. Take the number of strands, multiply it by 2, and multiply it by the measurement from your tape measure.