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Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
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Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
November 9, 2009 at 12:04:21 AM
 
I often lose count when crocheting very small items in the round.  After starting many items over and over due to losing count while crocheting, I found marking the very first stitch in a round to be extremely helpful.  As long as that first stitch is marked, I know to count it and all of the subsequent ones, and I know not to count that first one again when I get back around.

This also works for larger items, but is particularly critical for small items, where it's harder to see the first stitch in a round.



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AuzziePoll message #2
Re: Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
January 25, 2015 at 6:25:52 PM  (in response to beadmaster message #1)
 
I love crocheting mini items, from dolls clothes to doilies for Barbie Dolls. Thank you for the tip, I will be using it all the time :-) 


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Re: Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
January 25, 2015 at 9:35:02 PM  (in response to AuzziePoll message #2)
 
You're very welcome!  Kiss  So glad you find this tip helpful.  LOL, I got so tired of ripping out after losing count, so now I strictly mark every first stitch of every round!


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BetwixtTheStitch message #4
Re: Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
January 26, 2015 at 8:35:04 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #3)
 
You're absolutely right, Melanie. I used to mark the first stitch with a hair pin, Wink anything that can be slipped through that first stitch works. Even a little scrap of yarn.


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Re: Tiny crochet - counting stitches in the round
January 26, 2015 at 9:35:45 PM  (in response to BetwixtTheStitch message #4)
 
Sherry,

Ooh, I never thought of using a hair pin!  What a lovely idea!  Kiss

My markers are soooo expensive and fancy - not.  Wink  I use whatever is at hand at the time, and that's usually a scrap of yarn.  Honestly, I could make some pretty stitch markers, but I probably wouldn't be able to find them when needed!  LOL, I can always find a scrap of yarn.  Kiss


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