Somewhere in all my chattering about grandmas and kitchens, I forgot to mention that these round pieces are worked in rows of continuous rounds. Continuous rounds are pretty lovely for round crochet projects because the rows are, well, continuous. The beginnings and endings of your rows blend together smoothly and you can avoid any bumps in your work. Continuous rounds are common in amigurumi and they're also showing up in my potholder pattern.
However, it can be kind of easy to lose your place in your work because the rounds all kind of blend together. If you want to crochet the correct number of rows and/or keep your increase and decrease rows in order, you're going to need to place a stitch marker in your work to keep track of the begining of your rows.
At first I wondered about writing this post. Placing a marker? Wasn't that kind of obvious? Surely people can figure that out on their own, right?
Let's just get this out of the way: I totally learned something new with this. Of course, of course. I have to admit that I was a little confused about where the marker should go and when you knew your row was stopping and how am I able to tie my own shoes?
You know, I'm wondering if I'm even doing that correctly now. Dang, video tutorials. They make me question everything!
If you didn't need this video, then congratulations! But if you did need this video, we don't have to talk about it. Either way, isn't it lovely that we have them?