TO KEEP TRACK OF ROW COUNT WHILE CROCHETING IS A FRUSTRATING PROBLEM RIGHT?
To keep track of row count while crocheting is a frustrating problem. At least when you’re new to crochet & aren’t sure what exactly one row looks like, but also as a experienced crocheter this can easily become a frustrating problem. Especially on bigger projects with lots of rows.
So I imagine you clicked this link & hoped to have this problem totally resolved, with just the one answer. You’d maybe think you’ll even never count a row again. That’s not the case. But you’ll learn some amazing ways to solve this problem.
MORE THAN ONE SOLUTION:
In my experience, I’ve found that there’s always more than one solution to a problem or challenge. I’ve also found that the one solution might not be the best for everyone. Some might even think that counting rows isn’t a problem either. However I’m going to teach you 3 amazing ways to keep track of row count today.
The Standard Solution To Keep Track of Row Count While Crocheting.
The Third & Second Best Solution Keep Track of Row Count While Crocheting.
The ULTIMATE Solution To Keep Track of Row Count While Crocheting.
THE STANDARD SOLUTION:
What I call the standard solution isn’t really a solution, but more a description of how my row counting ended up being before. I’d start crocheting a row, then another, and another ect. I’d never actually start counting, & I always guesstimated how many rows I had made.
When the project progressed to the point of me needing to check the row count, I would need to start counting. Then I’d count the rows & feel sort of confident that I counted right, to be sure I’d even count once more.
Typically I always ended up with two different counts & I’d start counting a third or forth time. Then finally about 10 minutes later I’d give up or been so lucky to have had the same count twice. After counting I would never write down the count, & just forget it as soon as I started crocheting again.
After leaving a crochet project for a day or two I would guarantied not remember the row count that I spent minutes on earlier. Then I would need to start the counting again.
All in all I’d spend actually hours on counting rows & that’s a shame. Imagine how much more crocheting I could have done?
THE THIRD & SECOND BEST SOLUTION:
Another solution I’ve used is to place stitch markers every ten rows to make it easier counting rows. For this I’ve used everything from just a piece of yarn (pictured over), to actual stitch markers.
The stitch markers can also be used to mark of other parts of the crochet project & are a great resource to own. I’ve found it to be just as great with just placing another colored yarn, as it is fairly easy to secure & remove afterwards to. However if you’d like the plastic stitch markers, they’re available for purchase if you follow this link. I have for sure used mine regularly, as they are often more handy than grabbing some other colored scrap yarn.
Resource: Plastic Stitch Markers.
Related: 8 Creative Ways To Use Scrap Yarn.
THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION:
Finally, the Ultimate Solution! What I’ve fund being the best solution for counting rows are a digital row counter. This one let’s me leave a crochet project & come back to it, & still know exactly how many rows I’m at.
The great thing about this row counter is that you can wear it on your finger & you’ll constantly be reminded to count rows.
The BEST thing about this one is that you’ll just push the big button & it doesn’t even require that you’ll need to lay down the crochet project at all. Amazing right? Click the link to get control of your row count too.
Resource: Digital Row Counter.
GET MORE RESOURCES:
Through my years of crocheting I’ve gathered an ever growing list of go-to resources that I constantly use. One of them is this digital row counter/crochet row counter. I’ve summed up some of my favorite crochet resources in a resources page for you. All you’ll have to do is click this link to learn more.
TEST ROW COUNTING & LET ME KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE:
Your takeaway action after reading this is to start treating your time like it’s important. I mean, let’s not do the same mistake as me & keep counting the same rows over & over. Try these row counting techniques & find your favorite. Comment below to let me know your favorite!
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