Project turns out differently than pattern
Make sure to use the weight of yarn stated in the pattern
In each pattern there is a notation stating the weight of the yarn used.
The weight of the yarn refers to the thickness of the yarn used
Yarn Size Suggested Hook Size
There are seven thickness/weights of yarn 1 Superfine 1-3
2 Fine 3-5
3 Light 5-7
4 Medium 7-9
5 Bulky 9-11
6 Superbulky 11-17
7 Jumbo 17 +
That being said it depends on your tension as to the size of hook used however if just begining to crochet make sure to use the size of hook stated in the pattern
Make sure to read pattern in its entirely before starting the project
Make sure when crocheting to put hook through both strands of the stitch unless otherwise stated for specific stitch and pattern
Project gets wider or narrower
It is easy to add extra or decrease stitches when crocheting.
Make sure to count stitches and rows in the pattern to maintain accuracy
Make sure that it is understood that the instructions are in US terms or UK terms.