How to Crochet in the Round

How to Crochet in the Round

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet in the round. This technique is often used for everything from hats to afghans and amigurumi dolls. It will allow you to create motifs, shapes, and granny squares from the center out. It’s fairly easy to do, but there are a couple of tips you must keep in mind when starting out.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Knit Outta the Box Washable Lambs Wool

Knit Outta the Box Machine Washable Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Intermediate

  1. Tip 1

    Create a foundation chain of a few stitches. Your pattern will tell you how many. Join the beginning to the chain with the end using a slip stitch. The ring you create will be your center.

  2. Tip 2

    At the beginning of your round, make a few chains equivalent to the stitch you will be using (1 for sc, 2 for hdc, 3 for dc, etc . . .). When working into the center ring, make 2 to 3 times as many stitches as you did in your foundation chain, or as many as your pattern dictates.

  3. To finish a round, slip stitch into the top chain of your beginning chain. Then you are ready to begin your next round.

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    Example of Crochet in the Round

    Example of Crochet in the Round

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