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.
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A Crochet Hook
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.
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.
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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Since 2011 he's helped millions of people become Fearless Knitters though his tutorials, patterns, classes, and books. When he's not knitting he likes to play his baritone ukulele, hangout at speakeasy bars, and discuss movies with friends. He currently lives in Estonia with his wife and 3 kids.