The second Grace Fearon pattern I tried was Wendy. I picked my whitest white thread and tried my 1.5mm hook. This is the hook that I am using for an Irish crochet project for my sister, same thread I think, and I remember the hook working well for the leaves and roses, so I thought it might work for this doily. And the result is better than the first Eleanor I did, for sure. The fabric is firmer, the stitch definition is better, I will definitely keep this one. However, it is still 2 inches bigger than the pattern says it ‘should’ be. I must be a very loose crocheter. I admit, I do have trouble keeping an even tension on thread; yarn is easier to control between my fingers, thread seems to slip right through. I try to get a better tension by wrapping the thread an extra time around a finger (too tight), by running it under a crossed leg (but I have to move around too much or my leg falls asleep), or by tucking it under the edge of a pillow where I sit on the couch. The last one seems to work the best, but it is a little too much tension still. What do you thread crocheters do? Is there a trick I don’t know? Please comment! I’d love some hints.