For anyone who doesn’t know: DAE stands for Does Anyone Else
When I crochet I use a set of rules to make things easier for myself. Some of them are closer to habits than rules. The rules are these:
-When I take a break from crocheting mid-round, specifically for rounds such as [SC, INC} x6 (I do a lot of amigurumi), I have to stop on an increase every time.
-If I’m going to take a break on a row that is only one type of stitch, I must stop it on a multiple of 5 (after 5, 10, 15, 20 stitches, etc.)
-When I’m crocheting increases, I say “in” for the first stitch, then “crease” for the second stitch. I like to crochet out loud lol
-When decreasing, I say “de” when I insert the hook in the first stitch and “crease” when I insert the hook in the second stitch
-When I’m counting stitches, I count each number as I insert the hook into the stitch. Not before or after.
What are your crochet rules if you have any?
Some of those are the same for me! Especially the increase that way I remember it’s an increase next stitch since I said “In” I have to put my hook back “in” again lol I tried counting while I crochet but I stopped doing that since I count at the end to make absolute sure I have the correct amount of stitches. I also stop on multiple of fives when I take a break since those are easier to remember lol I consider them more habits
These things just help so much!
I have one that if I want to take a break, I have to finish my round or row first and I do increasing differentlly than i’m supposed to
And I should try the increase trick!
I have my own thing I do with increases and decreases where I count with numbers. For example, if it’s 2 sc & an increase repeated I’ll say “1, 2, one - 1,2, two”.
Another thing is about 95% of the time I have to use stitch markers. (Depends on the pattern).
I hate stopping mid-row and just one more row is not usually just one more row.
When counting my stitches I count in twos.
If im finished with a round and im double checking the amount, ill say the two sc in an inc faster. So like, if it was (sc, inc) I’d say, " 1, 2-3" over and over (2-3 would be faster ) also helps when you’re in the middle of the round too, trying to remember what stitch is next
That makes perfect sense!
oh god thank you i thought i was the only one
yes and i also think that round 5 is equal to 5 times 6 so there shoukd me 30 stitches. i like to think that each 5th sc should be in the same stitch lol
I often use different stitches and subconsciously go back to sc when I’m doing a hdc suppose, so I stop after every 5 -6 stitches and look back to see if I’ve done it again It’s a hassle but saves my project in the long run…
I am glad I am not alone lol
However I hate stopping mid row/Rnd, I have to finish it before going on a toilet break lol
when i take my stitch marker out i usually hold it in mouth
and i usually don’t get up mid round i have to finish all the way around my mind won’t let myself stop mid way even if it’s just sc around! i’m like about to pee myself and it’s like “FINISH THE ROUND YOU FOOL!”
i also tear apart my workspace like three times ina. session looking for my needle or stitch marker…
Absolutely relatable with the tearing up the place, and I also hold my stitch marker in my mouth lol. I try to make it through the round but there are times my attention span is too short.
I hold my stitcher marker in my mouth.
I have to finish row/round before putting it down otherwise I convince myself I’ve lost count and start all over again
If I’m making multiples of an item, I tend to get bored so I create different ways to count. For instance I was making flower keychains with petals that had 3chains for height then 6 trebles and 3 chains down. I’d count each pull through, or each stitch or even each yarn over. Just to keep myself motivated.
That sounds helpful. Welcome to Ribblr!
I’ve given up on my brain trying to count higher than 5 while crocheting so if there’s 20sc I just imagine it was 5sc x4 other while I’ll just keep losing count.
I also use tally marks a lot, I’ll get a scrap of paper and tally pretty much everything that has a x#
Oh and I say the number of what stitch I’m on until that stitch is done I’ll just do like a thrrreeee-ee!