How to make perfect circles in crochet


Normally when we make a circles in crochet we pay attention to the following things: That the change of rounds is not visible and that the closure at the end is as little noticeable as possible.

But when you pay close attention you can see that in fact when we work around a magic circle and add single crochets in each round we end up with a hexagonal form.

circles in crochet

That is perfectly normal and it happens because we add the increases on top of the increases of the previous round.

Is there a possibility to avoid that and create a perfect circle? Yes!

Today we are going to make truly perfect circles in crochet.

You can see the difference that makes in the two circles illustrated in the first picture of this post.

circles in crochet

Start the normal fashion with a magic ring or crocheting the first stitches on top of a chain. But once that you have cast on the necessary stitched do NOT close the circle with a slip stitch and also don’t crochet to stitches to increase it.

Now crochet a chain, 1 single crochet in the the first stitch and 2 single crochets in each stitch of the round. When you get to the end of the round, crochet another single crochet in the first single crochet we did at the start of the round.

You will now have done an increase in each of the stitches, but you will have split up up the increase of the first stitch between the beginning and the end of the round. And that’s the magic trick!

circles in crochet

In the image above you can see what the first round looks like once you are finished. In the indicated circle you can see how the first stitch is partially covered by the last, that way forming the increase.

circles in crochet

Start the next round, skipping the first stitch and then knit the next stitches as you normally would (that would be 1 single crochet followed by 1 increase etc.).

When you get to the end of the round, make sure to crochet 1 single crochet into the chain we did at the beginning of the round.

Continue like that during the next rounds: make a chain at the beginning of each round and divide the increase of the round between the first stitch and chain at the beginning.

circles in crochet

That way you will get a circle that is much more perfectly formed than normally and the final seam will hardly be visible.

In our example we have used orange cotton wool, but you can of course use any color of cotton yarn balls you like and a 5MM crochet hook.

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