Tips and Tricks

How to adjust a crochet pattern size

I often get requests to make tutorials in different sizes or asked how to make these projects in different sizes. I try to give everything you need to make these patterns in your size without having to purchase the pattern, as I know some people can’t or would rather not pay for it.

I’m totally OK with that and am here to give you some tips on how to DIY for your size using my free patterns and tutorials. I will include a video tutorial following up the on reading and using a gauge from my previous post. Once you know how to use the gauge and alter the sizes, you can make whatever size and alterations to my free patterns that you’d like.


  • Ruth Hettig
    March 5, 2021 at 3:42 am

    I love your Cozy-Quick Mittens pattern it’s very unique! Love the fur idea too!
    Since they are very easy to make I am trying to down size the pattern for kids. So I can make and donate them.
    I know how to do the gage but can’t figure out where to place the thumb hole. I am guessing approximately half way between top and cuff. Since I am donating them I have no little one to try them on.
    I am hoping you could give me some idea where I would place it?
    Hope you will design one for kids in the future. I would gladly pay for it. It the best I’ve found, keep up the good work.
    Thank you,

  • Knitcroaddict
    March 8, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I would say 3/4 of the way down from the top. I’m just making a guesstimate at them moment but the cuff won’t be of equal length to the fingers, so half way would put the thumb in an awkward position. I’ve never had a request for kids mitten patterns, but I’ve had many people ask about kids sizes for garments. I’ve been putting it off for a log time, it’s frankly a little intimidating but it’s something I’m going to work on this year.

    Let me know how they work out, I love what you’re doing and I’m glad to help. Thanks for your support.

    All the best,


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