I have never done this before, so I am very much making it up as I go along. I am documenting the process on my blog so that I can do it more efficiently next time.
Step 1: Create a gauge swatch
- Moss stitch creates slightly shorter stitches than regular sc, resulting in essentially even row and stitch counts. In my case, using an I hook and fingering weight yarn, 20 stitches measured 4.5", and 20 rows measured 4.25"
- I am impatient to start crocheting, so for now I am going to call it 4.5 st/inch and 4.5 rows/inch. It is possible that I will regret being imprecise.
Step 2: Measure the T-shirt
- I pinned the shirt to blocking mats without stretching. I decided to leave the sleeves for the time being because they did not want to lie flat.
- Then I started measuring. Here's what I came up with:
Try to ignore the chicken scratch around the edges :)
I'm going to stop here so this post doesn't get too long, but I will be back with more progress. Thanks for reading!