How to crochet in the round – Step-by-Step Guide
Today I invite you to learn one of the basic crochet techniques you need to learn as a beginner – crocheting in the round. You will use this technique for lots of project. Amigurumi and hats are the most common, but you can also crochet a rug or blanket this way as well. Here I will show you how to crochet in the round with a simple step-by-step guide with pictures. I promise it’ll be really easy!
Crocheting in the round can be difficult when you’re first starting out. The first thing you need to know is that there are two ways to crochet in the round. One way is to close the round with a slip stitch and the second is to work continuously in the round. Today we’ll focus on the first method – slip stitching, I find it easier to begin with.
A few things you should know first
The stitch you choose will determine how many stitches you will begin with.
Single Crochet – begin with 6 stitches
Half Double Crochet – begin with 8 stitches
Double Crochet – begin with 10 stitches
If you start with 6 stitches, your total stitch count will increase by 6 after each round. If you start with 8 stitches, your total stitch count will increase by 8 after each round. And so on.
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Yo – Yarn over
Rep – Repeat
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! Leave a comment below and I will be happy to help you along the way!