Crochet techniques: Counting rows and stitches

Getting to grips with identifying your rounds and rows can be a little confusing, mostly with a double crochet as it can all merge into each other. Taller stitches are easier to identify.

Below is what you can expect to see on a turned piece of double crochet - much like your first square will look like!

When counting stitches, you will see a series of Vs, on a right-side row, it will form into the top of the same stitch, on a wrong-side row, it will split across two stitches. In the example above, you can see 10 stitches per row.