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How To Count Crochet Stitches

Watch more Crocheting 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to count crochet stitches with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Examine stitches Examine the last row of stitches. Determine which type of stitch you have by looking at the front and back of the series of loops. Tip Consult the pattern for your project to find out how many stitches you are supposed to have. Step 2: Don't count the hook Don't count the loop on the hook. The stitch next to it is the first stitch. Step 3: Count Count each stitch, or loop, moving away from the hook, until you get to the end of the row. Tip Keep your work untangled so that the loops are lined up nicely. If it gets twisted the loops won't look the same, which might mess up your count. Step 4: Look for the "V" Count each v-shaped stitch as one stitch for foundation chains and single crochet rows. Tip Don't count the knot at the end if you are counting along a foundation chain. Step 5: Look for the "post" Count each post, or vertical set of stitches, as one stitch for double-crochet rows. Step 6: Mark it Place a stitch marker on the first stitch, if you are working in a circle, or anywhere you may need to increase or decrease. Did You Know? Researchers have found that knitting and crocheting can provide health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and decreasing memory loss.
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