All kinds of crocheted things start off as a circle, so it’s a very useful thing to be know how to do if you want to make your own stuff without using a pattern. Hats, bags, crocheted bowls, flowers and a whole load of other stuff start off with a circle.
Please note that because I am English I have used British crochet terms, although I think if you use trebles instead of dcs it will probably still work.
Make 4 ch, then join with ss, then:
You’ve probably spotted a pattern. Each time round, the number of single dcs you make before increasing by adding an extra one increases by 1.
The other useful thing here is that the number of rounds corresponds with the number of stitches as a multiple of 6. So the 4th round should end with 24 stitches. 4 x 6 is 24. Whoever thought the 6 x table would actually be useful!
I find it helpful to think of the stitches in groups based on the number of the round. So for the 4th round, I think of the stitches in groups of 4: 1 dc, 1 dc, then the 3rd and 4th dcs into the same stitch. For the 5th round, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc then the 4th and 5th stitches into the same stitch.
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