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 understand how to crochet 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!
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!
Okay, you got me, Giotto. This formula does create increase lines which are visible in some yarns. To solve this, you can stagger the increases.
The key is to keep the correct number of increases every round. For example, in the fourth round, we increase one stitch in four. This usually looks like this:
sc sc sc increase sc sc sc increase sc sc sc increase
staggered increases might look like this:
sc sc increase sc sc sc increase sc sc sc sc increase
Note there are the same amount of stitches and increases, but instead of lining up neatly, they’re staggered throughout the work. This will prevent the little ‘lines’ you find so loathsome – but I usually don’t bother.
Crochet circles are amigurumi essentials (which is probably why you’re on this website!). As well as that, you could:
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