How To Crochet A Circle
How To Crochet A Circle
This video aims to teach you crocheting, the art of creating fabric from yarn with a crochet hook. These steps will show you how to do start with the basics.
I'm going to show you how to crochet a simple circle. You can make the circle as big as you want, so you can do something like a round cushion cover, or anything you want to use a circle for. To crochet a circle, you will need your hook and yarn, and you're also going to need a stitch market.
I'm just using a safety pin here, but you can paper clip, or a spare piece of contrasting color yarn, or they do make stitch markers that are made specifically for crochet. Be sure not to use knitting stitch markers which are closed circles, because you'll put them into your crochet and then you'll have to cut them out afterwards, because it's not open at the top like knitting is. So, you need an open stitch market.
So to begin a circle, we're going to begin with a slipknot like always with crochet, put that on your hook and tighten up, and you're going to begin by crocheting two chains. So we just yarn over and pull through the loop twice. And then, I like to use the bump on the back.
We're going into the second chain, so the one that's furthest from the hook, the first one that we made, we're going to make six double crochets. So I've just inserted into that further away chain, and I'm going to make a double crochet, and I'm going to keep going into that same space, and make six double crochets, and it will very naturally turn around and make a circle. Now, when you're working in the round like this, you can either join the ends of the round by using a slip stitch into the first stitch you made, or you can just carry on crocheting without making a join.
So for this first round, we're going to double the number of stitches we have, so we're starting with six and we're going to make 12. So, we're going to crochet into the first stitch that we made, and if you're not sure which one, just count backwards from the one that you just finished with, so one, two, three, four, five and there's your sixth one. So we're going to insert into that stitch and make one double crochet.
Now, before we do anything else, we're going to mark that stitch, that's going to be the first stitch in our round, so we need to keep track of where our round begins so that we know when we've finished it. So I just put my safety pin through one leg, or you can go under both legs of the V of the stitch that I've just made. So it's just behind the loop, on the hook, and I'm just going to mark that one, okay, and now, I need to make another stitch into that same one so make sure that I put my hook into that same stitch, and make another one, and I'm going to put two stitches into each, six to double the number of stitches I have.
So I go back in there again and make another stitch. And then I'm going to go all the way around the circle ensuring that I have two in each and I'm going to keep going until I get back to the stitch that I marked. I'm putting two stitches into each one.
Okay, so this is my last one. This is the stitch that I marked, that's the first stitch in the round so I don't crochet back into that one. Now, I just need to make sure that I have 12, that I've done it properly, so I count my V's around the outside, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11 and 12 is the one I marked, which is correct.
Okay, so that's the first round. Then, the next round, I want to double every other stitch. So instead of putting two into each one, I'm going to put two into every other stitch.
So I take my stitch marker out, remembering which stitch it's in, so that's the first of the round so that's the one I'm always going to put my hook back into. So, I put my hook in there, make my first stitch of the round, that's my new first stitch so I need to mark it again. Okay, I'm just going through the leg.
So that's one in that one, that's finished, and now, I'm going to put two in the next one. Remember, we're doubling every other stitch in this round, so that's one in this one, one in the next one, and two in the next on