Today I’m going to give you a tutorial on how to crochet in the round, this technique is great for making beanies, round coasters, round hot pads etc.
In the past few weeks I’ve been working on crocheting preemie baby hats to donate to Duke University Hospital, my husband works there as a RN, he was so sweet to get the baby count for me, 47 down 10 more to go!! I’m hoping to get them done before Christmas so he can drop them off. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you how to crochet in the round.
If you are interested in the preemie beanie pattern I used, you can find it here.
- Crochet hook of any size or size that pattern calls for.
- Needle (To sew in ends)
- Worsted weight yarn ( I used Red heart super saver yarn)
So first you want to start with a Magic ring (click link to take you to tutorial if you don’t already know how to make a magic ring).
Once you get your magic ring ready you can do SC, HDC, DC etc. Or if you are following a pattern whatever it calls for but in my example we are going to crochet 8 Hdc into the magic ring. Now pull the yarn end to close the ring. Join to the first Hdc.
What it will look like before you close the ring. ⏬
What it should look like when the ring is closed and joined. ⏬
Ch 1, 2 hdc in the same stitch as join and in each stitch around. You should have 16 hdc around. Join and ch 1. ⏬
1 hdc in the same stitch as join, 2 hdc in the next stitch, repeat the sequence around. You should have 24 hdc around. Join, ch1. ⏬
1 Hdc in the same stitch as join, 1 hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch, repeat the sequence around. You should have 32 hdc around. Join, ch 1. ⏬
This is were I stop my increasing rounds for the premie beanies and just do 1 hdc in each stitch for the next 5 rounds. Then 2 alternating rounds of hdc and fpdc (tutorial to come later for fpdc). But you don’t have to stop! You can do another row of increases which would be 1 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches then 2 hdc in the next (4th) stitch, to make nifty coasters or you can even keep going with the increases and make hot pads, pan protectors, the possibilities are endless!!
Thank you for reading, contact me if you have questions!