November 20th, 2012

Tuesday’s Crochet Tip – Keep Track of that Last Stitch!

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If you’re new to crochet, or a seasoned veteran that gets tripped up by that last stitch in a row, this tip is for you!

In crochet, it can be tricky to keep track of the last stitch in your row, especially when using dark yarn. Your first stitch in a row tends to be a little tighter than the others and can even curl a little bit. This makes us unsure if that last stitch in a row is really part of the row we’re working on, or if it’s the side of a stitch from the row below.

To keep track, I put a locking stitch marker at the beginning of each row I start. This way, when I turn my work and start working back across the row, it’s very clear which stitch is the last in the row. It’s a simple tip, but can come in really handy!

 

 

 

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/Netagene Netagene Kirkpatrick

    Locking stitch markers are nice, but so are bobbie pins (anyone besides me remember them?), and some jewelry fasteners (lobster claw, etc.).

  • Rachel

    I’ve just started doing this, I’m just a beginner – but I have a question! How do I know which stitch is the first, when I start a double crochet stitch on a turn?
    I can’t find the answer to this anywhere!!