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Learn how to make a perfect crochet circle
Have you noticed that when you are crocheting in the round in single crochet you wind up with a hexagon instead of a circle? Here, you will learn a small hack for the perfect crochet circle.

Posted by Lou from Volos, Thessalia Sterea Ellada, Greece • Published See Lou's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    The reason that your circle looks more that a hexagon is because of the small height of the single crochet stitches and that the increases are always on top of each other.

    Now, what you want to do to fix that, is quite simple. You just have to alternate the placement of the increases only in even rounds. How are you going to achieve that? Well, in the rounds that you must crochet an even amount of stitches before the increase, split that number in half.

  • Step 2

    Let’s look at an example. Most of the patterns that want you to make a single crochet circle look like this:

    R1: MR, 6 sc in ring, sl st, ch 1 (6)
    R2: 2 sc in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (12)
    R3: *sc, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (18)
    R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (24)
    R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (30)
    R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (36)
    R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (42)
    R8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (48)
    R9: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (54)
    R10: *sc in next 8 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (60)

  • Step 3

    First of all, the first three rounds will look exactly the same.

    R1: MR, 6 sc in ring, sl st, ch 1 (6)
    R2: 2 sc in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (12)
    R3: *sc, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (18)

  • Step 4

    In the 4th round, you have to make an even number of stitches before the increase. You read in the pattern “sc in next 2 st, 2sc”. Divide that number in half. 2:2=1.

  • Step 5

    Next, we are going to take that number and use it in the first repeat of the pattern. For the example above we have to make 6 repeats to complete the circle. So, the first repeat is going to be “ sc 1, 2sc”. Then, for the next repeats, you follow the pattern “sc in the next 2, 2 sc”.
    That leaves you with one more stitch to be worked. Make a single crochet in the last stitch. That is the single crochet we didn’t make at the first repeat of the pattern in the beginning.

  • Step 6

    The new round 4 will look like this now:

    R4: sc 1, 2 sc, * sc in next 2 st, 2 sc * repeat from * to * around, sc 1 in last st, sl st, ch 1 (24)

    Continue with round 5 as it is because it is an odd round and then repeat the process in round 6 as round 4.

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