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Already know how to knit? Learn how to crochet with the crocheting lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A crochet hook
- Place markers
- A crochet pattern (optional)
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.
Don’t count the hook
Don't count the loop on the hook. The stitch next to it is the first stitch.
Count each stitch, or loop, moving away from the hook, until you get to the end of the row.
Look for the "V"
Count each v-shaped stitch as one stitch for foundation chains and single crochet rows.
Look for the "post"
Count each post, or vertical set of stitches, as one stitch for double-crochet rows.
Place a stitch marker on the first stitch, if you are working in a circle, or anywhere you may need to increase or decrease.