I sometimes have issues with tension when I embark on a knitting or crochet project. I don’t mean nervous tension I mean the tension of the stitches. I usually do a tension square but with this particular pattern it stated the tension over so many pattern repeats so I thought I would just use the hook stated in the pattern and hope that it gave the required tension. Well I was sadly mistaken.You can see how loose and sloppy this is so the hook ( size 3.00) was obviously not producing the required tension. I went out and bought a 1.75 crochet hook and gave that a try.
The difference is obvious.