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When you crochet in the round, it can be tricky to count your stitches. But counting is important to make sure that you’re on track for following your pattern.
Today, I’ll show you how to count your stitches!
The loop on the hook doesn’t count!
Here’s a photo of my work:
Do you see the loop that’s on my hook? (I’ll be highlighting all the stitches I’m chatting about in dark blue):
This loop does not count as a stitch! This might come as a surprise, especially if you’re a knitter.
Look for the ‘V’s
So what does count? You want to look for the ‘V’s. I like to start at the hook and work my way around. Here, I’ve highlighted the first V:
Let’s do another:
Now it’s your turn. Have a look at this picture and count the Vs:
Keep counting until you’ve finished the round. If a stitch has been ‘stitched into’, that means it’s part of the previous round, so don’t count it!
How many did you get?
Did you find 12?