Crochet: How to Mark Continuous Rounds

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While hunting around the Michaels Craft Store website, I found an article entitled Using a Long Thread to Mark Continuous Rounds (made available courtesy of Leisure Arts). Excellent suggestion! For the hats I've recently made, I used a plastic do-dah (I don't know what it's really called!) that looks like a fat V with a narrow slit at the top that fits around the stitch to be marked. It worked better than using a small length of yarn for the marker, but still had to be moved with each round and risked falling out! The idea of using a long thread is much easier than the plastic do-dah!

The marking method our pattern testers use involves one long strand of yarn that stays in place as you crochet. You crochet over the strand and move it back on one round and then forward on the next. And it won't fall out! Another great thing about this type of marker is that you can easily find your place again if you're interrupted. If you discover that you've made a mistake on a previous round, you can quickly determine how far back you must remove stitches. After you're finished crocheting, you simply pull out the strand!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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