iStitchCounters is a free stitch counting app that allows you to move between your knitting, crochet, and needlecraft projects with ease, never forgetting where you are in the pattern. The app supports multiple projects and each project supports multiple fully customizable counters. The counters are highly flexible and can track rows, stitches, increase rows, decrease rows, pattern repeats, rounds, and whatever else you need for your project.
The app is easy and simple to use. Tap and hold on the project name to add needle size, a picture, and project notes. Tap on a counter to increment and swipe to the left to decrement. Tap and hold on the counter to edit the counter features such as linking, increment, start and end values, etc. Designed with input from knitters and crocheters, this app is sure to help you manage all your yarn projects effortlessly. Enjoy!
- Add multiple projects and multiple counters, no restrictions
- Fully editable counter names, no preset list
- User defined counting increments, count by 1, 5, 10, etc.
- Link counters to increase multiple counters with only one tap
- Add needle/hook size, picture, and project notes to each project
- Notifications to alert you when counter end value is reached
Emergency fix to resolve crashes on startup.
Ratings and Reviews
Was great...until I updated and everything vanished
I absolutely loved this app...until I updated it last week when I realized that I was a bit behind on doing so (note: the most recent update was three months ago). Today was the first time I opened the app again after doing the update and absolutely everything had been wiped. All of my projects from the last few years, notes on those projects, everything.
I went to contact app support to see if this was just a glitch and if anything could be done to retrieve the info, but the link to contact the developer leads to a defunct placeholder page.
I would recommend not using this app if you’re planning on using it to keep track of multiple WIPs that you’re taking a while to complete, especially since there’s not a good way to get in touch with support for this app. I now have several projects that I’m going to have to rip out and completely restart because it’s been months since I worked on them and I’m not sure where I left off on them. I also have several projects that I was developing and have now lost all notes on.
Just what I needed
I love this app! I've been using it all year on a large complicated knitting blanket project. The multiple counters that sync together make tracking rows in two or more patterns at once a breeze! I just figured out how to turn on the iCloud sync so I can use the app from both my iPad and iPhone. The only minor complaint I have is that you can't collapse the keyboard in the notes areas. It makes reading long passages difficult. Both otherwise this is the perfect knitting/crocheting companion! Thanks for the great features!
The only thing…
I love this app, it allows me to easily track where I am in my pattern, I can also make notes on individual counters in a pattern so that I don't have to carry around paper and the like. However, say I'm knitting a sock and I have stitch counters broken down into sections (ankle, heel, instep, foot, toe), I want to organize the sections so that the one I'm on is at the top the next section is below that and the one I've just finished is at the bottom, and I can organize them like that except that when I try to move the one I've just done to the bottom a random counter floats to the top.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.