How To Keep Count With A Long Chain
When you need to start a project with a very long chain, say 200 ch long, it’s very easy to lose count as you go along. Believe me, I’ve lost count of so many starting chains I’m like a starting chain champion now.
- Don’t watch TV while you do this and don’t let people talk to you. You don’t have to be 100% switched on when you’re crocheting but when you’re setting up a foundation, the correct numbers are key.
- Place a stitch marker in every 50th stitch. You can do less if you like but I find it messes with my tension if I stop every 10th stitch to put a stitch marker in so I find every 50th stitch is enough.
- You can leave the stitch markers in place while you continue to crochet – it will help you see if you’re increasing or decreasing accidentally as you crochet your project.