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Learn how-to crochet an Oval Shape in #TechniqueTuesday with Alessandra at Homemade At My Place.


  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 1
    Step 1

    Abbreviations :
    chain = ch
    slip stitch = sl st
    treble = tr (is the american double crochet, DC)

    Please note that I put my stitch markers into the first and last stitch of both straight edges!

    START
    Make a slip knot on your hook and chain 22.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 2
    Step 2

    FIRST ROUND
    wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook and work your first treble (this stitch will be the last stitch of the 2nd rounded end). Work 17 more tr so to complete your first straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 3
    Step 3

    In last chain work 3 tr : you have just created the first rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now you will start the second straight edge, working its trebles in the base chains of previous straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 5
    Step 5

    As before, you need to work a total of 18 tr.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 6
    Step 6

    In the bottom of first tr made at the beginning of the round, work 2 tr.
    The second rounded end is completed.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a sl st into the top of 1st tr made to close the round, then ch 2.
    First round is done!

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 8
    Step 8

    SECOND ROUND
    Work 2 tr in the same stitch (they are the last 2 stitches of the second rounded end).

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 9
    Step 9

    Even this time, work 18 tr to complete the 1st straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 10
    Step 10

    Work (2 tr in the same stitch) 3 times, around the 1st rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 11
    Step 11

    Along the 2nd straight edge, work 18 tr.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 12
    Step 12

    Work (2 tr in the same stitch) twice, along the 2nd rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 13
    Step 13

    Make a sl st into the top of 1st tr to close the round, ch 2.
    The second round is done.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 14
    Step 14

    THIRD ROUND
    Work 1tr, then 2tr in the same stitch (end of 2nd rounded end).

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cochet 18 tr along the 1st straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 16
    Step 16

    Work (1 tr, 2 tr in next stitch) 3 times, along the 1st rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 17
    Step 17

    Work 18 tr along the 2nd straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 18
    Step 18

    Work (1 tr, 2 tr in next stitch) twice, along the 2nd rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 19
    Step 19

    Make a sl st into the top of 1st tr to close the round, ch 2.
    Third round is done.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 20
    Step 20

    FOURTH ROUND
    Work 2 tr, then 2 tr in same stitch (all these are the last 4 stitches of the 2nd rounded end).
    Work 18 tr to complete the 1st straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 21
    Step 21

    Work (2 tr, 2 tr in same stitch) 3 times, around the 1st rounded end.
    Then crochet 18 tr along the 2nd straight edge.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 22
    Step 22

    Work (2 tr, 2 tr in same stitch) twice around the 2nd rounded end.

  • How to make a crochet. How To Crochet An Oval Shape - Step 23
    Step 23

    Sl st into the top of 1st tr to close the round, ch 2 if you want to crochet an extra round or simply fasten off just after working the sl st.

    You can work more rounds, just remembering to increase stitches along both rounded ends. The shape of your oval (more or less stretched) is also influenced by the number of chains forming the starting foundation chain : remember that!

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