So, let's take a little look at gauge! First of all~What IS gauge? Well~ the technical meaning is "the number of stitches/rows to the inch". This means how many stitches do we need to create, to make it measure 1 inch long, or how many rows do we need to complete to make it measure 1 inch high? This number can change, depending on LOTS of different things. What size is your hook? What size is your yarn? How is your tension~loose, tight, in-between? What stitch are you doing?