How To Keep Track of Your Knitting and Crochet Projects With This Simple Trick + Free Printables
If you have ever been in the middle of a knitting or crochet project, completely lost your place and have had to unravel hours of hard work… then this post is for you! I don’t think I can count the amount of times I’ve spent hours on knitting and crochet projects and had to frog them all because I had no idea where I was.
I usually have Netflix to thank for stealing my attention, or simply setting the work down for awhile and forgetting where I’ve left off…
Let’s face it, knitting and crochet projects can take FOR-EV-VERRR and typically we’re not going to get through an entire project in one sitting. I came up with a simple trick that has been helping me out so I thought I would share it with you too!
So what is this simple trick you ask?
My trick is this, I mark my rows on a piece of paper. To do this I’ll write out row 1, row 2, row 3 and so on. And that’s it! So that way, when I stop paying attention or put my work down for an extended period of time and come back to it, I know exactly where I’ve left off.
But, to make it easier for you and myself I came up with two FREE printables to share! One is for projects worked in rows, and the other is for projects that work in the round.
To use these just simply print them out, and put a check mark in the box next to each row or round you have completed. Both sheets are numbered to 100, so if you have a project that has more rounds/rows than that, just print out the appropriate number of sheets! Easy peasy!
Now that you have this little secret weapon, you’ll never lose your place again! You’re welcome! 🙂
Get your FREE printable downloads for your next knitting and crochet projects below!
DOWNLOAD HERE – Tracker for projects worked in the round.
DOWNLOAD HERE – Tracker for projects worked in rows.
Do you have any other tricks that help you keep track of your knitting and crochet projects? Let me know in the comments below!
If you have already started a crochet project and forgot where you were because you didn’t write it down, how do you go from there? I have a lot of projects that I have started and I forgot where I was in them because it has been so long since I pick them up or I ran out of yarn before I was able to finish it. Thanks for the printouts! They are going to help.
Hi Marcia! Unless you are able to count the rows or rounds of your project to try and figure out where you are, as annoying as it is you may need to start over… 🙁 But hopefully the printables will help you out with future projects so it doesn’t happen again!
Happy Crocheting!! 🙂
If I’m knitting, I use the knitting needle to make a hole in a piece of paper. That way I don’t, have to use a pencil. Its very quick. More time for knitting. When I’m crocheting it depends on the pattern. Either as above, or contrasting strands of yarn in my work. I also move a paper clip marker down the printed pattern, as I go.
Great tip! Thanks for sharing!
put the pattern in a plastic sheet cover, then mark my rows with a dry erase marker. Works great for me. Thanks for your patterns.
Hi Kathlene! That’s a great idea, I will definitely need to try that out!
I use sticky notes. Get the original ones as they stick better. Then I place it directly above the row I am on. So if I have to put the project down I know where I am. Just remember to move sricky to next row each time. Or if I have a certain number of repeats. I’ll make a ‘list’ of the numbers and move stick to just above the row/number I am on. Works great…and they even make sltickies just for knitting. Hope this helps.
Hi Cathy! That’s an awesome idea, thanks for sharing! 🙂
I use my cross stitch magnetic board,just move the magnetic strip under the row you are working on.works great!
That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing!
Hi Brittany. I use your method of keeping track of what row or round I am on all the time. It works great as long as you remember to check off the finished row lol That has happened to me but don’t tell anyone lol ?. Another lil trick I use is to also write down the yarn & hook size I am using on my page. A lot of times I dont use the hook size recommended for the yarn I am using so I have found this very helpful. Thanks a bunch for all your patterns & tips.
Hi Marilyn! That’s a great tip to write down the hook size and yarn. I often forget the hook size I am supposed to use as well!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
You are most welcome Brittany. Hope it helps everyone, especially the newbies.
Happy hooking everyone.
These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing them. So much better than the “tick” marks I usually use and I write the hook size and the yarn brand and color names on each sheet as well.
Hi Gina! Yay! I am so happy you are finding them helpful!
Thank you for these pdf tracker downloads.
I just started a new C2C project with these and it is working out great. It was very helpful as this project had a spot where it said “repeat rows 31 and 32 4 times” I wrote thos row numbers on the corresponding rows on the sheet to help keep track. It makes keeping track so easy. Thanks.
Hi Andrea! I’m so glad this was helpful!
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