How do you keep track of rounds when working from a site?

So I really wanna make this pattern Crochet Fanatic: NOIVERN

But I’m a bit stressed about tracking my rows, like usually when I work from a pdf or site, I need to check so many times to make sure I’m keeping track of it and trying to remember

But then it takes me like 3 times as long to finish my projects and it’s very exhausting and frustrating, I usually just avoid it but couldn’t find the pattern (or something similar) here

So I was looking for some tips on how to easily keep track of your progress?

I usually have the site open on my phone when working

I’ll tried regular row counter things that you just have to press a button, but I don’t fully trust those since they keep on going on standby mode and I don’t really notice that (like you’d have to press to turn it on and then press to add a row, I would accidentally only turn it on and not track row)

Also I get distracted super easily, so that’s why it’s a bit difficult to try keep focus on row count while working

I mean I could count my rows again and again and again in the middle of working, but that gets frustrating to do every 2-3 rows :sweat_smile:

So yeah any tips are helpful

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Sorry for the longggg message, I tend to write lots because I always wanna add more info/details or get distracted :joy:

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I put a stitch marker around the front of the last stitch of a row, then I can just count the rows above that

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i’m not sure, but good luck with it!

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If its a website, I think you can use one of those chrome extension that allows you to highlight or doodle on the site. Hope it helps! :sweat_smile: and good luck with your project!

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What? Cool. I’m checking that one out myself.

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I put a stitch marker every 10 rows, if it’s a lot. 5 might work for you. That would give you more of a visual to see how far you are.

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Screen shot each section and use your photo editor to mark it off

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I know the frustration, and I also will seek a pattern on ribblr before going elsewhere. It is definitely my preferred method of following patterns. :relaxed:The above are all great suggestions, and I have employed those various strategies with great success (particularly, the screenshot and cross off, as well as the multiple stitch markers).

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Idk if it will help with this particular pattern, but another way I was able to get pdf/screenshot patterns to work for me & my brain was to use a phone app designated for the purpose of counting rows/keeping track (with highlighting, for instance). ^.^

I also have used my phone’s memo/note pad to make a numbered list with squares I can easily check off, like so:

Best of luck whichever method you go with, friend!

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Idk if you would find it helpful or not, but I ordered a box of stitch markers off Amazon (I think it has like 150 stitch markers in this little tackle box). I put a stitch marker at the end of every row, and I switch colors every 10 rows (you could switch every 5 to leave you even less counting)

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As simple and outdated as it might be, i just put tally marks on paper :rofl:

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I did this just recently myself! :sweat_smile:

Teamtallymark :rofl:

I actually find it helps tremendously when I really need to visualize a stitch/stitch pattern as I can sort of cluster the stitches accordingly.

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You could get a manual row counter instead of a digital one. You can lock them in place unlike the digital ones. Also use a stitch marker so you know where your rounds end and begin. Hope this helps! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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That’s an idea I never heard of, that is so VISUAL, I could use it!!

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When knitting you will have x number of decreases/increases every x number of rows for x number of times, the locking stitch markers along the side are how I keep track and match the shaping on the second sleeve

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That’s a good idea!

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I had a notebook for crochet stuff that I used to count rows using tally marks. Not sure how helpful this is for you but it worked for me. I also stitch mark the start of repeating rows so i onlybhave to count from the repeats if i get lost.

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Thanks a lot everyone :purple_heart: I’ll definitely check out the things mentioned and will see which works best for me

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The way I do it is I scroll steps out of the screen as I go. But then you have to remember not to scroll up until the end.

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Hello there, I feel your pain haha :joy:
When I started crocheting, that was also my big flaw! I would normally lose count of the row where I was and the stitches and I would get stressed about it. But now I use a stitch marker in the begging of every single row and when I’m following a pattern from a site, I always have a piece of paper and a pen by my side so I can write down the number of rows I’ve completed :wink:

I hope my tip helps you :blush:
Have a nice day and have fun crocheting :yarn:

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