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Craft lessons: How to crochet in the Round

Crochet  |  August 25th 2011  |  0 Comment

The Beginnings of a Hat

Craft lessons: How to crochet in the Round

Free crochet patterns

In order to make a Hat or Amigurumi in Crochet, you need to know how to crochet in the round. (a circle) It’s a bit different than crocheting in rows but not too different to where you will get lost. At the end of this step by step tutorial of how to crochet in the round you will have a small facial scrubbie.

Included is a tutorial which goes into increasing and decreasing to shape your circle for a small head (amigurumi) as well as a base for a hat.

Be sure to take your time, gather the proper tools, and remember to Have FUN.

Crochet a Circle

Learn to Crochet in the Round

For this example I used a large K hook because it shows the stitches better in photos. If you will be making a hat for yourself or a wee one, use the hook that your yarn skein suggests.

Note: the chain 1 in this does not count as a stitch

Step 1 and Step 2:
You are going to chain 3 and then slip stitch into the 3rd chain from the hook. This will make a tiny circle.

Another option for you is to make a Magic Circle but I would suggest learning this method before trying the Magic Circle if you are just learning.

Step 3:
Make 12 single crochets into the middle of the tiny circle you made at the end of Step 2. To do this, chain 1 – now single crochet in the tiny circle, do another 11 single crochets in that circle. Join to the first single crochet you made. Chain 1.

Step 4:
Make your first single crochet in the same stitch as join. Single crochet in each stitch around. [total of 12 single crochets], Join to first sc made.

You now have a completed circle.


Chain 3Step 1: Chain 3


Step 2: Join with a Slip Stitch 2nd ch from Hook


Step 3: 12 Single Crochets


Step 4: Single Crochet in Each Stitch Around


Complete CircleCompleted Circle