Circles are one of the key parts of amigurumi. You find them everywhere! Luckily, they’re very simple to make. Check out this formula and you’ll be crocheting a circle in no time.

As always, I’m using US terminology. A single crochet (sc) is equivalent to a UK double crochet – but this formula works with any stitch!

Check out this post for more background on how to crochet a circle, plus some ideas for what you can make with your finished piece.

  • Starting Round: Sc 6 stitches into a magic ring. Pull tight, and sl to first stitch to join.
  • Round 1: Sc twice into every stitch.
  • Round 2: *Sc, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 3: *Sc x 2, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 4: *Sc x 3, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around
  • Round 5: *Sc x 4, sc twice into next stitch.* Repeat from * around

Do you see a pattern?? I think you probably do. You increase ONCE every X stitches, where X is the round number. So, in round one, you increase in every stitch. In round four, you increase every fourth stitch. This creates a lovely flat circle, which can be as big as you need to make it. You can keep going and make big enough to cover your whole house!