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How to crochet joined rounds

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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.

Pros

  • no stitch marker needed
  • creates more even looking rows
  • has a straight seam
  • perfect for adding even stripes to crochet

Cons

  • tricky for beginners
  • has a visible ‘seam’


Video Tutorial


The Pattern

Abbreviations [U.S. terms]

ch

chain

inc

mc

sc

sl st

*instructions* x times

single crochet increase

magic circle

single crochet

slip stitch

Repeat instructions between * * as many times as specified.

Pattern Instructions

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)

Finish off.


Photo Tutorial

Beginning a new row

Ending a row


Thanks for reading! Happy Crocheting (:

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