Want to know a secret? I’m very naughty! I have never, ever made a tension square before. When I knitted I didn’t. Since I have been crocheting I haven’t. Until now!
Thankfully I’ve never had a problem with stitch tension. In fact I am rather proud, if I say so myself, at having what could be classed as a very standard and even tension and projects have always come out as intended.
So why start now? The Crochet Club project I am just about to start isn’t critical on size in terms of fit, but I have been soooooo impatient to get started it was a way to get started. It also let me try out the yarn (Rowan Cotton Glace) which I really like! It’s quite a dense cotton that has really crisp stitch definition and isn’t very ‘splitty’ compared to some other cottons.
So how did I measure up? The advised tension for this project is 21.5 stitches x 24 rows over 10cm square using a 3mm hook in double crochet. I got 21 stitches x 25 rows. I think that’s close enough for jazz!