Joining rounds is my favorite technique for making hats, amigurumi and baskets!
The ‘slip stitch & chain column’ (highlighted in red below) allows me to work without a stitch marker. For some reason I always lose count of my stitches when I work in continuous rounds, which results in lots of frogging.
- no stitch marker needed
- creates more even looking rows
- has a straight seam
- perfect for adding even stripes to crochet
- tricky for beginners
- has a visible ‘seam’
Abbreviations [U.S. terms]
*instructions* x times
single crochet increase
Repeat instructions between * * as many times as specified.
Row 1: 6 sc in mc, sl st in first st of row (6)
Row 2: ch 1, inc in each stitch, sl st in first st of row (12)
Row 3: ch 1, *inc, sc* 6 times, sl st in the first st of row (18)
Row 4: ch 1, *inc, 2 sc* 6 times, sl st in the first st of row (24)
Row 5: ch 1, *inc, 3 sc* 6 times, sl st in the first st of row (30)
Row 6: ch 1, *inc, 4 sc* 6 times, sl st in the first st of row (35)
Beginning a new row
Ending a row
Thanks for reading! Happy Crocheting (: