There are lots of ways to crochet a circle, but making one that is not wavy or wonky can be a challenge. Fortunately, there is a basic formula that will keep your crocheted circle flat. This crocheted circle uses the method of joining with a slip stitch at the end of each round. The alternative would be to create continuous rounds that lead to a spiral pattern rather than a circle. It’s a fairly quick and easy method, depending on how large of a circle you plan to make. You can use flat crocheted circles to make a variety of items, including doilies, placemats, coasters, and rugs.
Sometimes when crocheting a circle you will end up with some ruffling or cupping. If your circle is ruffling, you are increasing too many stitches per round. If your circle is cupping – looking more like a bowl – you need to increase more in each round.
Now that you know how, there are so many things you can make using the spiral. Here are a few examples:
Equipment / Tools
- Crochet hook
What you will need:
You need a yarn, in Vintage Pink, Slate Grey and Vanilla Cream with a Size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook. (for better knitting the woolen crochet and make it more precisely accurate circular shape)
You will be starting the spiral with a magic ring. If you are unfamiliar with how to create a magic ring, now we have to Create a Magic Ring.
Round 1: Work Single Crochet Stitches to Form a Circle
Begin with a slip knot and then two chain stitches. Then, make six single crochet stitches into the second chain from the hook. Slip stitch to join the end of the round.
This circle begins with six single crochet stitches, but you can adjust that depending on the type of stitch you use. Use these general guidelines for the starting round:
- Use six to 10 stitches in round one for single crochet.
- Use eight to 12 stitches in round one for half double crochet.
- Use 10 to 14 stitches in round one for double crochet.
Round 2: Work 2 Single Crochet Stitches in Each Stitch
For the second round of the circle, use two single crochet stitches per each stitch you already made. This will give you a total of 12 single crochet stitches for round two. (If you started with a different number of stitches, you should have twice as many stitches as round one.) Slip stitch to the first stitch to join.
Round 3: Work a Pattern of Single Crochet Stitches
For the third round, use two single crochet stitches for the next stitch, and then alternate between using one and two stitches. For a crochet circle that started with six single crochet stitches, you will end this round with 18 single crochet stitches. (For circles that started with other numbers of stitches, this round should have three times the number of stitches as the first round.) Slip stitch to the first stitch.
Round 4: Work Another Single Crochet Stitch Pattern
For the fourth round, use a single crochet stitch for the next stitch, then another single crochet stitch in the following stitch, and then two single crochet stitches in the next stitch. Repeat that pattern around the circle, and slip stitch to join to the first stitch.
Remaining rounds – Are you getting the hang of it? Repeat Round 5 increasing 1DC between the stars * * each round.
Ending the spiral – Once your work is at the desired size, you may simply fasten off each color. This is called the stepped finished.
Your other choice is to create a tapered finish. To create the taper you will make 3 more stitches with each color. Work 1 HDC into the next stitch, 1 SC into the next stitch, then slip stitch into the next. Fasten off and weave in your ends!