# How do you count chain stitches?

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## How many chain stitches are in a inch?

For example, if the gauge is 8 stitches per inch, chain 14 stitches. This gives you a nice big swatch to measure.

## Does the first loop count as a chain?

Never count your first slipknot or the loop on the hook (called the working loop). … When you are working your first row of stitches into your crochet chains, pattern will often say ‘double crochet in the second chain from hook’ or something similar, depending on the type of stitch being used.

## How do I know how many stitches per inch?

The formula is this: 25.4 divided by the metric length of the stitch such as 2.5 equals the number of stitches per inch. Here’s an example. To figure out how many stitches per inch a 2.5 metric setting will give you: 25.4 divided by 2.5 = 10.16 stitches per inch.

## How many stitches is 30 inches?

Calculation in inches:

30 x 16 (30 multiplied by 16, divided by 4) Result: 120 stitches.

## How do you calculate stitches per inch?

Measure 4 inches, count the stitches (half-stitches, too) and divide this number by 4 (it may be a fraction). This is stitches per inch. If you have MORE stitches per inch than your pattern calls for (see diagram to the left), your stitches are TOO SMALL. Try a LARGER NEEDLE.

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