# How are crochet stitches calculated?

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## How many stitches is 60 inches crochet?

For bigger blankets like a throw measuring 60 inches wide, the starting chain will be 225. And for a full-size Afghan blanket that is 54 inches wide, your starting chain will be 203.

## How do you calculate increase in crochet?

Output increase:

1. You will increase every X stitches (X = the first number you got).
2. That means: Knit or crochet Y stitches as usual & then increase 1 (Y = the second number you got). Repeat until you have knitted or crocheted all the stitches.

## Does slip stitch count as a stitch crochet?

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.

## How many stitches are in a crochet chain?

Crochet a turning chain (one or more chain stitches that you make after you’ve turned your crocheted work) before you begin your next row.

How to Crochet a Turning Chain.

Stitch Name and Abbreviation Number of Turning Chains Needed
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc) 1
Half double crochet (hdc) 2
Double crochet (dc) 3

## How many skeins of yarn do I need for a queen size afghan?

To crochet a queen size blanket or afghan, you will need about 10 to 18 skeins of yarn. This means that the total amount of yardage used would be around 2000-4000 yards if using only one color and up to 8000+ yards when multiple colors are involved.

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