Tuesday, 10 November 2009
How to Crochet a Flat Circle
How to Crochet Flat Circles
There are many different uses for crochet flat circles. They can be used to make cushions, motifs, embellishments and play mats etc. So it is worth knowing how to produce the perfect flat circle in a variety of stitches.
Here I will cover how to create a flat circle in double crochet (UK) and Single Crochet (US).
Please select the appropriate size crochet hook for the yarn that you use, most yarn labels give guidance on the label. If you are going to make your circle in a variety of colours please make sure all yarns are of the same weight.
The pattern is written in UK terminology so if in US please substitute sc for all dc’s.
Double Crochet UK or Single Crochet US a Flat Circle.
Use the magic loop technique to begin if you are familiar with it. If not a good explanation can be found here
Slip stitch into 1st chain to form the foundation circle, chain 1.
Complete each round with a slip stitch into the turning chain, then chain 1 to begin the next round.
Rnd 1 – work 11 dc into the ring.
Rnd 2 – work into the stitches of the previous round, *work 1 dc into 1st st, work 2 dcs into every 2nd st,* repeat all round.
Rnd 3 – work 1 dc into each st and increase by working 2 dc’s into every 3rd st all round
Rnd 4 – work 1 dc into each st and increase by working 2 dc’s into every 4th st all around.
Continue in this pattern until desired size is reached. Increase in each stitch with corresponding round number.
round 7 increase by working 2 dc’s into every 7th st.
round 24 increase by working 2 dc’s into every 24th st