Crocheting in the Round and Stitch Counts-A Chart for the Mathematical Crochet-er

This is a quick mini-post that came together while I was working up a crochet pattern.

I do a lot of working in the round, but I always run into one little hiccup. Every time I finish a round, I like to go back and count my stitches to make sure I didn’t drop one. For in the round items, this number changes with each round. If I’m following a pattern and they’ve provided total stitches, no prob. If I’m free handing it, however, it can be tricky to make sure I’m on track.

So, tired of having to keep mathing, I drew up this handy-dandy chart! (I let Excel do the math this time)

Crochet in the round dtitch chart

This chart assumes that you’re using the standard circle increase method of increasing every x stitch with x= the round number -2 (i.e. round 3-increase every other stitch, round 4-increase every 2 stitches).

This stupid little chart really came in handy when I knew I wanted the sides of an item to use a stitch combo that required a multiple of five. So, I could find a multiple of 5, and make my starting magic circle the appropriate size.

Happy crafting.

Edit: It was brought to my attention that “Number of Stitches IN the round” was a better title for the chart. I will adjust accordingly when I have a moment.

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10 thoughts on “Crocheting in the Round and Stitch Counts-A Chart for the Mathematical Crochet-er”

    1. It’s more like stitch numbers. That first row is the number of stitches in the initial magic circle. The each row represents the number of stitches in that row of the increase. I hope that explains it.

  1. Thank you for sharing! Your efforts are most appreciated and definitely make crocheting more enjoyable! I have made myself a small chart before, but yours is more complete and a most valuable tool for the crocheter! Happy crocheting to you!

  2. Hi. Excellent job with the chart. Is there any way that I can contact you by email or message. I’m new to crochet. Thanks

      1. Sending questions
        Trying to make a pizza,blanket hoping to make it 4 1/2 to 5 feet across. I’ve been increasing slowly first row 12, then 24, 36. Do I continue in this fashion? And how would I read that on your chart?
        Any amount of help will be greatly appreciated

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