In reply to Joanne Rivard.

If you have an idea of your gauge*, you can multiply the number of stitches per inch you’re working by the 24″ width. So if you’re crocheting at about 4 stitches per inch, 4 stitches per inch x 24 inches = 96 chains to begin with. Good luck!

*how many stitches per inch you’re crocheting given your tension, yarn & hook