When I got my new tablet, I decided to look for some crochet apps to help me with keeping track of rows, patterns, and the like. So I went to the App Store and found what I was looking for and then some.
The apps I found (and use0 are My Row Counter and Crochet Creator. Since I’ve been using them for a while, I thought I would share them with you and give you my thoughts about them. Both of these crochet apps have free and paid versions.
My Row Counter
This app has options for creating crochet or knit projects. You can use it just as a row counter or you can also import the PDF pattern from Ravelry or your device and have both the row counter and the pattern right there on the same screen. It also lets you enlarge the pattern if you need the print to be larger. The main disadvantage I see with it is that when you have a pattern open as well, the row counter is pushed either to the side or the top of the screen and is small. I would prefer it to stay larger, but that’s really a minor disadvantage. I’m using the free option, which does have ads.
It has a few options for subscriptions. If you don’t like ads, you can just remove the ads for $2.99. You can subscribe one month at a time for $1.99 or $9.99 for the whole year.
If you are interested in creating your own patterns, Crochet Creator is a huge help. It gives you the option to create a square or rectangle chart or a round one. You do need to now the symbols for the various stitches to use this crochet app. The basic version only allows for use of individual stitches.
If you want to use shells or any other cluster stitches, you need to purchase one of the packages. The red package will open up some stitches and the gray package will open up more. Each package is $2.99. Purchasing the packages will not remove ads, however. That is an additional 99 cents.
I do have more crochet apps than these two, but these are the ones I use the most. They have proven to be the most helpful. After I use the others more, I will give you information on them as well.
It should be noted that these apps are both free in their basic versions THey have in-app purchases that improve their functionality.
Please note, also, that I am not an affiliate for the App Store.. These apps are ones that I have purchased myself and use frequently. I decided to share them with you in case they would help you too.
I’m definitely going to get the Crochet Creator app! It looks super helpful and fun! I’m usually the kind of person that just starts making something and then has to re-do it a couple of times to make it work so this could potentially save me lots of time and effort. Thanks for sharing!
It’s definitely a good app. I hope you like it.
Reading about the app for row counter brought back memories of wheny mom crocheted way before the internet. She had a pencil with little rubber bands and she would move them from one end to the other when she finished a row. As for being behind, don’t let that worry you. Take you time and don’t stress. That takes the fun out of the challange. Continue where you are and maybe pop in a simple catch-up blog with some pictures of some of your creations. This would be great for Wordless Wednesday posts!
That’s a good idea. I might do that the next time I can’t think of what to post. Thank you.
I’ve never used My Row Counter or Crochet Creator, but I notice you have Knit Companion! I use that one all the time (so much so that I bought the paid version).
Don’t let the name (Knit) fool you, I use it for crochet as well. It connects to your Ravelry account and DropBox. It is, however,, more for makers than designers.
Honestly, I haven’t really looked much at KnitCompanion yet. My Row Counter connects with Ravelry too and it does so much more that I haven’t looked at yet. I think I saw a section on knitting and crochet tutorials.