How to crochet a circle
In the video tutorial below I will teach you how to crochet a circle in double crochet stitch. I’ll have another post later to show you how to crochet a circle in single crochet stitch.
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What can I do with a crochet circle?
Crochet circles can be used on their own as a coaster, a placemat, a tablecloth, or a blanket.
They can be used as the foundation of other projects like hats, Christmas stockings, blanket squares, and more!
One of my patterns that uses a double crochet circle, is my Basically Beanie. You can get that free pattern here.
Written instructions for a double crochet circle
Note: if you aren’t sure how to do any of these stitches or techniques, check out the video below!
Begin your circle with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 12 dc in ring, join to first st with sl st — 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join to first st with sl st — 24 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around — 36 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around — 48 sts.
From here you can continue going in rnds by adding 1 additional single stitch before the increase. So Rnd 5 will have 3 single sts before the increase. Rnd 6 will have 4 single sts before the increase. Rnd 7 will have 5 single sts before the increase and so on.
Continue in this pattern until your circle has reached the desired size. Fasten off. Block if needed.
Video demonstration of a double crochet circle
And that is how to crochet a circle in double crochet stitch.
What methods can be used for the beginning of the circle?
Not a fan of the magic ring? That’s fine! There are other ways to start a circle! Check out my Going in Circles blog post for two other methods.
What yarn and crochet hook are used in this video?
The yarn I used in this video is Revival Worsted from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, one of my favorite indie dyers out of Canada. You can order this yarn in many beautiful hand-dyed colorways here.
The crochet hook I used in this video is a Susan Bates size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook. You can purchase this hook from Amazon here.
What have you made with double crochet circles? Have you used them to make hats, coasters, tablecloths, or something else altogether?
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