I don’t know about you but anytime I am crocheting a circle it begins to turn into another shape, sometimes a hexagon if I begin with 6 stitches. I notice this often happens when I am using the single crochet stitch.
What you Need to Know
This tutorial is not to tell you that you’re doing things wrong when your crochet circle begins to turn a different shape. No, not at all. I really respect the traditional ways of crochet and thank our ‘crochet ancestors’ for all the knowledge they have passed down. And even though there are now many ways we modern crocheters tweak things, our crafting knowledge stemmed from all that history.
The aim of this tutorial is to show you an option of how to make the perfect crochet circle using single crochet stitches, if that is what you are aiming for. Granted there may be other methods to achieving the perfect circle, but so far, this is the method I have used.
Also, this tutorial does not cover traditional methods of making rounds. For instance, making a hexagon, heptagon or octagon shape. Those are ideally the shape to have when you begin with a certain number of stitches, for example, when you begin with 6 stitches in the magic ring or circle you will have a hexagon shape.
I like my crochet circles to remain circles as I increase the rounds, whether I am working in joined rounds or spiral rounds. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
Perfect Single Crochet Circle
Let’s follow the pattern below to crochet the perfect single crochet circle
Round 1: Ch 1, SC 6 in ring.
Round 2: 2SC in each st around.
Round 3: *2SC in 1st st, SC in next. Repeat from * around.
Round 4: *SC in 2 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around.
Round 5: *2SC in 1st st, SC in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around.
Round 6: SC in 2 sts, *2SC in next, SC in 4 sts. Repeat from * till last 2 sts, SC in last sts.
Take note of what was done on Round 6, we begin to split the even stitches in half at the beginning of the round.
Round 7: *2SC in 1st st, SC in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around.
Round 8: SC in 3 sts, *2SC in next, SC in 6 sts. Repeat from * till last 3 sts, SC in last sts.
On Round 8, we repeat the same formula as in round 6.
How it Works
For every even numbered round while increasing, you split the beginning stitch in equal halves. So, round 6 is 2SC, then SC in 4 stitches. We split the 4 stitches at the beginning of the round, then the second half of the 4 stitches will be done at the end of the round.
That’s how you make the Perfect Crochet Circle.
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