Mikey What’s the Multiple For This…?

Mikey What’s the Multiple For This…?

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How to Figure Out Multiples with Waves

How to Figure Out Multiples with Waves

The most asked question is for me to figure out multiples to change crochet project sizes. Here’s how I do it.

Realistically, and this will sound mean-girlish, I don’t have the time to drop everything on my desk to figure this out for all of the requests that I get. My goal here is to show you how I do it.

I don’t have the ability to look at a pattern to know the multiples without drawing out a diagram. I have to visually see the stitches on paper so I can physically do the counting. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed and will admit to that every time. 

This tutorial is 30 minutes and is very comprehensive on these charts if you wish to learn.

The Craft Yarn Council is where you can find the crochet diagrams shown in the video.

Putting It Out There

You will need to know some basics to do these steps. Yes, some people cannot read patterns or diagrams. Others may have a learning disability and yes, some people don’t wish to learn.

In most tutorials going back several years, I draw these diagrams so I can know for sure so I can state on camera what the multiple is. I don’t publish most of these diagrams I draw because people complain about how messy I am with my diagrams when, in fact, it’s meant for me to teach myself so I can demonstrate.

  1. You need the ability to read a pattern.
  2. You need to know how to draw the symbols to count.

Crochet Baby Ripple Blanket

Crochet Fluffy Baby Ripple Blanket

Crochet Fluffy Baby Ripple Blanket

The Crochet Baby Ripple Blanket shown in this example, a real tutorial is available to you.

The demonstration of the multiples is something I generally do behind the scenes but I decided to film my steps.

Speaking truthfully, I didn’t know the multiple before filming this diagram step procedure because I wanted the results to be authentic and do my steps as I know them without skipping a step.

Stitch Multiple Figuring Out

Full Baby Blanket Tutorial

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, is the creator of The Crochet Crowd. From Nova Scotia, Canada. He is informal and teaches on YouTube to expand the global crocheters' knowledge of ideas and stitches.

Started unofficially in 2008 and transitioned into a full-time job in 2011. He is a stitch ambassador for Yarnspirations in teaching crochet. Most of the patterns he develops are free for you to enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Mikey What’s the Multiple For This…?”

  1. Mary says:

    This was a great lesson, thank you. I thought I knew how to figure out multiples, but the ripples/chevrons were always wrong. I just made a chain way too long and took out the extra stitches. This ,of course, won’t work if you start with foundation stitches. As always your videos are so helpful and I watch you every day.

  2. Mary says:

    Thank you for the video. I try to figure out the multiples myself, but usually just end up crocheting way more chains than I need and then taking out the extras. This doesn’t work if you are doing foundation starts though, so I really appreciate your time and trouble and talent. Have a great day.

  3. Kim B says:

    You cannot know how much this has helped me to adjust the sizes of projects. Thank you for taking the time to make this video.

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