One of my greatest pet peeves as a crocheter are “one size fits most” patterns and patterns customized for the designer’s own body. I prefer patterns that everyone can wear no matter what their size, shape, age, or gender. It isn’t always practical to create a pattern that fits men, women, and children, but the pattern should work for all women or all men!
When I am designing clothing, I continually return to these standards to calculate standard sizing.
For Knitting and Crochet, you can’t beat the Craft Yarn Council.
- How to measure: Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing
- Baby Size Chart Includes sizes 3 mo. to 24 mo. [Does not include preemie or newborn sizes.]
- Child/Youth Size Chart Includes sizes 2 to 16
- Woman Size Chart Includes sizes XS to 5X
- Man Size Chart Includes sizes S to XXL
- Foot Size Chart Includes Babies, Children, Women, and Men
- Head Circumference Chart Includes Preemie, Baby, Toddler, Child, Woman, Man. [This is my least favorite of the CYC charts, as it only lists one measurement for each category.]