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    Adjusting thread crochet patterns

    I'm new here. Have beautiful baby thread crochet patterns for size 10 thread, however, I love the softer, lacy look of size 20 or 30. Does anyone know how to adjust the patterns substituting the smaller thread sizes? Would really appreciate your help. Thanks.

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    Hello and welcome to the crochet forums! Nice to have you here with us!

    I personally have not used crochet thread very much at all. But, I do know of others here in the forums who have.

    So, be patient in someone responding to maybe provide you with some suggestions.

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    Thank-you.

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    I'm presuming the pattern has given you a gauge swatch to go by. The easiest way to use a thinner thread but keep the same size garment would be to use a larger size hook. This will give you a looser, more open and lacy look, which you may or may not want, but creating a gauge swatch would be essential.

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    Hello Arlene, I have made many baby dresses with yarn and with thread. I only use #3 or # 5 thread as most of the baby dresses I make are lacy and that size thread shows off the design better. I only used a size 20 to do tatting and size 10 for doilies. I used a bigger hook but used the same pattern instructions making my lace baby dresses using thread.
    I uploaded these pictures so you could see what I mean about the designs. The dark blue dress was made with #2 yarn called fingerling the design is all lace and I should have used #3 thread as the yarn was too soft. The purple and white dress was made with #3 thread it is soft but holds its shape.

    I hope this helps.
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    You are so right Nova, I use larger hooks but use the same instructions. I am not good with gauge swatches I can never get the same stitch count. I know what the chest measurements and length size I want so I crochet and measure. Not the most perfect way to crochet but works for me.

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    Welcome to the Forum. I crochet the filet items. I love #30 thread. Really I only take the pattern and crochet. Nothing special
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    Hello Larisa,
    I would not call your crochet nothing special you are awsome and your work is phenomenal.

    spoula

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    Thank you dear. Unfortunately, I do not have time to crochet now. My grandson 1yr 2 months is here.
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