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Crochet Circle - Instructions - Complete Rounds & Spiral Rounds

  • Previous knowledge - crochet circle
  • Completed rounds
  • In spiral rounds
    • Same increase - hexagon
    • Staggered increase - the perfect circle
  • Increase table

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There are two fundamentally different ways to crochet a circle. In the following, we will introduce you to both techniques using fixed meshes. The way can be easily transferred to half-sticks or whole sticks.

Previous knowledge - crochet circle

Depending on which stitches the circle is to be worked with, you will need some previous knowledge of crocheted circles. For our guide you need to know how to work these stitches:

  • Ring of chains
  • stitches
  • chain stitches
  • Fixed stitches

Completed rounds

If you want to crochet the circle colorful, ie with different colored rows or spice it up with patterns, then crochet in completed rounds. This meant that each row counted by itself started with climbing air meshes and completed with a chain stitch.

thread ring

Start with a thread ring. For this you hit six air meshes on the crochet hook. These air meshes are now closed with a chain stitch to the ring. For this purpose, insert the crochet hook into the first air mesh and work a warp stitch.

1st row

Start with an air mesh as climbing air mesh. Then crochet 5 strong stitches into the ring. The round is closed with a chain stitch - this is the 6th stitch of this round (= 6 stitches).

2nd row

Start again with a climbing scarf. Then crochet two stitches into each stitch of the preliminary round. The number of stitches is doubled. The last, the 12th stitch is crocheted back to the end as Kettmasche (= 12 stitches).

Tip: To avoid getting confused with counting, you should now draw a stitch marker or other small thread through the 12th stitch. So you know where the next round stops exactly.

3rd row

The round is now also started with a climbing air mesh. Then every 2nd stitch is doubled. Finally, the 18th stitch is crocheted as a chain stitch (= 18 stitches).

4th row to Xth row

All further rounds are now crocheted in the newly learned way. They always start with a climbing air mesh, which is not counted. Then 6 stitches are added in each row.

  • 4th row: double every 3rd stitch (= 24 stitches)
  • 5th row: double every 4th stitch (= 30 stitches)
  • 6th row: double every 5th stitch (= 36 stitches) ...

According to this technique, the uniform increase of stitches per row, the circle is not quite round, but somewhat angular. He now has six corners. In the case of caps or balls, however, this form is hardly recognizable as such, why the shape in crocheted circles is also described as "round".

In spiral rounds

When crocheting in spiral rounds you can do without stiffening air stitches. This has the advantage that you can just keep crocheting. The downside is that you always have to pay attention to where a count row ends, because this technique also counts the rows and increments. Another disadvantage is that you can not crochet spiral rounds in different colored stripes, as in completed rounds. We now introduce you to two options.

Same increase - hexagon

In this variant, the crocheted circle is not accurately round, but slightly hexagonal. Especially in Amigurumi animals, this technique is often used.

thread ring

At the beginning, crochet a six-mesh chainstitch. Close this chain with a chain stitch to the thread ring. They work in the first chain of air of the chain.

1st row

In the thread ring six crochet stitches are crocheted - without ascending air mesh. At the end, draw a stitch marker or a small thread through the sixth stitch of this round (= 6 stitches).

2nd row

Now crochet two stitches (= 12 stitches) in each of the stitches.

3rd row

Then every 2nd stitch is doubled (= 18 stitches).

4th row to Xth row

Repeat this technique on all subsequent rounds. Remember to always put the stitch marker at the end of the row - so nothing can go wrong.

  • 4th row: double every 3rd stitch (= 24 stitches)
  • 5th row: double every 4th stitch (= 30 stitches)
  • 6th row: double every 5th stitch (= 36 stitches)

After a few laps you can clearly see that the circle gets six corners. This happens because the increases in each round are shifted by one stitch and are not evenly distributed, as in the next technique.

Staggered increase - the perfect circle

We now work this rounding just as well as in the two instructions before. However, the increases are distributed here, so there are no striking corner points and the circle is perfect even in spiral rounds.

thread ring

They crochet six chains in a chain. These are closed with a chain stitch to the ring.

1st row

In the thread ring, six crochets are crocheted.

2nd row

Now work two stitches in each stitch of the previous row (= 12 stitches). Now put a stitch marker through the last stitch of this round.

3rd row

Then every second stitch is doubled, as you already know (= 18 stitches).

4th row

Now something is different. Now start with the duplications. You crochet two stitches in the first stitch of the preliminary round. Then every 3rd stitch is doubled to the end (= 24 stitches).

5th row

Now start again with the simple stitches and then double every 4th stitch (= 30 stitches).

6th row

This series will work like Series 4, except that after crocheting the first doubling every 5th stitch is doubled (= 36 stitches).

7th row to Xth row

All subsequent rounds are now always worked in the same way:

  • 7th row: double every 6th stitch (= 42 stitches)
  • 8th row: start doubling, then double every 7th stitch (= 48 stitches)
  • 9th row: double every 8th stitch (= 54 stitches)
  • 10th row: start with doubling, then double every 9th stitch (= 60 stitches) ...

The difference to the same increase version is now clearly visible - the circle is not square, but perfectly round!

Note: The staggered increase technique to crochet a truly circular surface can also be used when crocheting completed rounds (see above).

Increase table

If you would like to crochet the circle with other stitches, such as chopsticks or double sticks, then you will need a different number of increases per round, as well as a different number of ascending air meshes.

Chopsticks are higher than fixed loops, which means that the circumference of the circle is increased and thus the required number of stitches per round. You start with a circle of chopsticks therefore with 13 stitches in a thread ring. Then, 13 stitches are added per round. If you complete completed rounds and do not do any turns, then you will need 3 air stitches for sticks as rising air stitches for the beginning of ripening.

stitch speciesIncreases per roundnumber of ascending air meshes required for completed rounds
Fixed stitches6 increasesan air mesh
Half chopsticks8 stitchestwo air meshes
rod13 stitchesthree air meshes
double rods18 stitchesfour air meshes

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