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Measurements for Designers: Children's Sizes

A couple of weeks ago we published a standard measurement chart for crocheters interested in designing women's garments. Today I would like to expand on that by publishing a chart for children's measurements.


With a growing little girl, The Animator's Wife has inundated with design inspiration for children's crochet projects, but she wants to be able to make these designs available to everyone, not just those with children who happen to be the same size as Little Lovely at the time of designing. So as with women's sizes, we've put quite a bit of research into "standard" measurements, which of course began with the Craft Yarn Council's recommendations and expanded from there. The following chart is what we have so far. We will add to it as necessary.

Children's Measurements in Inches

HORIZONTAL
Measurement 2T 4T 6 8 10 12 14 16
Chest 21 23 25 26.5 28 30 31.5 32.5
Cross Back
(shoulder to shoulder)
9.25 9.75 10.25 10.75 11.25 12 12.25 13
Waist 21 21.5 22.5 23.5 24.5 25 26.5 27.5
Hips 22 23.5 25 28 29.5 31.5 33 35.5
Upper Arm 7 7.5 8 8.5 8.75 9 9.25 9.5

VERTICAL
Measurement 2T 4T 6 8 10 12 14 16
Back Waist
(neck to waist)
8.5 9.5 10.5 12.5 14 15 15.5 16
Armhole Depth 4.25 4.75 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
Hip Length
(waist to hip)
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Tunic Length
(waist to mid-thigh)
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Sleeve Length
(wrist to underarm)
8.5 10.5 11.5 12.5 13.5 15 16 16.5

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