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Mae to Measure

Welcome to Mae to Measure Patterns! My size-inclusive, interactive, calculatable PDF patterns are designed to perfectly fit you by allowing you to input your measurements and receive custom instructions.


Mae to Measure patterns are revolutionizing the way you crochet. With Adobe Acrobat's calculated fields and built-in JavaScript, my patterns do the math for you. Unlike traditional patterns limited to a few sizes, my patterns cater to any size and allow for endless customization, including estimated yardage and compatibility with any yarn weight.

Mae to Measure patterns are ideal for those who find that standard sizing doesn't fit their body. My patterns cater to all skill levels, with each pattern indicating its level of difficulty. The user-friendly interactive PDFs ensure a smooth experience, and my YouTube video above provides additional information on how to edit the pdf.


✨ Size-Inclusive: Perfect fit for everyone, regardless of size.

✨ Interactive & Customizable: Input your measurements and get tailored pattern instructions.

✨ Calculatable PDFs: Let the pattern do the math, so you don’t have to.

✨ Versatile Yarn Usage: Use any weight of yarn and get the perfect result.


I have many Mae to Measure patterns, from cardigans, sweaters, vests, and pants to even hats! You can find all my Mae to Measure patterns linked below.

Universal Patterns

My Universal Patterns are an extension of Mae to Measure, offering even greater versatility. These customizable patterns allow you to input your measurements and choose your stitch, making them perfect for crochet, knit, or Tunisian crochet. Create unique drop-shoulder sweaters, cardigans, vests, and tanks tailored to your style and fit. If you have a design idea but are unsure about the math or garment construction, my Universal Patterns can help. You can even use them to grade your own patterns and release them! Learn more in the video below.


"I love Hunter’s Mae to Measure patterns because it does all of the math for you automatically. There’s no extra spreadsheets, it’s all done in the pdf file itself. I also just love that this allows the patterns to be done using any size yarn with any size hook for any size person. Hunter has truly found a way to make our lives easier and provide true inclusivity when it comes to making garments!"


"It's amazing. The fact you can make whatever you want, having the necessary yardage is a gem. I looove !"


"I’ve used the universal drop shoulder sweater pattern, universal drop shoulder cardigan and have purchased the universal vest pattern. These patterns make it so easy to make custom and unique clothes. I’ve used the drop shoulder sweater and cardigan patterns for myself and my kids so the possibilities are really endless."

Let me know how you feel about Mae to Measure! :)


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Commonly Asked Questions

What is a Mae to Measure pattern?

Mae to Measure is an interactive, made-to-measure pattern that calculates the number of stitches, rows, and yardage for the pattern. The benefit of a Mae to Measure pattern is that it makes your pattern size inclusive to virtually any body size (theoretically, it should even work for an infant!) This is done by allowing the user to type in their body's measurements onto the pattern. Then, in the background, the pattern will calculate all the math within the pattern to that person perfectly.

I filled in my measurements, but it still shows NaN?

Make sure that all of the required inputs are filled out (such as any gauge information). Anything marked with * is an optional field.

How do I measure myself for the pattern?

Check out this video here! I walk through all the measurements.

My calculations aren't changing. (It still shows 0's, NaN, and infinity)

How are you opening up the pdf? If phone, download Adobe reader and make your changes through that. If computer, open up the pdf in Chrome. If you're using a Mac, the default editor does not work. If you opened with Mac first, and edited, Mac corrupts the file. You'll need to redownload the file even though you may be editing correctly now. Chrome will always work! After your edits, make sure to save the document!!!
If they're still not working, make sure you only have numbers typed into your inputs. You do not need to type 'in' or 'cm' and you should not have any spaces after the numbers.

I received a negative/decimal number

Oops, this is an issue!! Please email me your pdf at and I will debug it for you!

I'm confused with what I need to do for the gauge swatch

So with the yarn you're using, you will work up a gauge swatch with the required stitch. Look at your yarn label and see what size hook/needle is suggested for the yarn. Using that size, try to crochet/knit a gauge swatch close to 4" x 4"/10 cm x 10 cm. Once you complete your gauge swatch, I recommend blocking it for the best outcome. Then, input the number of stitches and rows that you made and the measurement of the swatch's width and height. You will repeat these steps for both the body gauge and the ribbing gauge.

I'm not sure what ease I should do

This all depends on the look you want! If you want super baggy, I recommend having the body around 12" and the sleeves around 6". If you want it tighter, I would do at least 1" unless your yarn is super stretchy.

If you're still not sure, measure something that you own that you want to fit similarly.

1. Measure your body (chest circumference/arm circumference/etc)

2. Lay your garment flat and measure across the garment (sleeve/body/etc)

3. The ease = garments measurement - (body measurement / 2)

Still having issues with calculations not working?

First, double-check that you do not have any spaces at the end of your inputs and that you only have numbers (no 'in' or 'cm'). If there are none, then try pressing enter after you type in each field. If that doesn't work, then try to open it in adobe reader on your phone. Sometimes the application kicks the pdf in the butt to get to calculating!! If you're still not seeing it work, shoot me an email with your pdf at

Can I use decimals in the pdf?

Yes, you can!! Just make sure that you're using a period for decimals and not commas, as the form does not support it. For example: do NOT do 16,5. Rather, do 16.5.

What do I do if a calculation gave me 0?

If you got a 0 in your calculations, just think of that step as you're doing it zero times. So essentially, you won't be doing that part!

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