Once you use a handmade cotton dishcloth, you'll never go back to the store bought kind! I love handmade dishcloths! I can choose colors to match my decor or a friend's decor, if made as a gift. I can have brightly colored or seasonal dishcloths. Anything to make washing dishes a little fun! You can even use these as washcloths for bathing. Or for cleaning - that's what I do with the old ones. Very Eco-Friendly when used in place of paper towels. GAUGE Gauge is not that important. If you want a slightly smaller or larger dishcloth, use a smaller or larger hook. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx 7 1/2"