Working in rounds can seem daunting; however, it’s actually pretty easy! Once you learn how to work in rows of crochet, working in rounds is the nest step you should take in learning a new technique.
First, you’ll want to check out the blog post on “The Magic Circle“. This is the very basic foundation of how to start your circle.
You’ll learn crocheting in rounds (flat circle method) requires basic math skills. Below, you’ll see a sample of a cheat sheet made to know how many stitches you would need per round. For instance, if you start Round 1 with 6 stitches, then you will add 6 stitches per Round in order to keep the flat circle going.
In order to add additional stitches, it is important to count your stitches and create increase stitches. Below you’ll see how to create Rounds 1-5 beginning with 10 stitches in the Magic Circle.
You’ll continue this method for the rest of the rounds that you need in order to complete your project. Hopefully, you followed the method above. If so, you should find that you have a straight seam in your project.
In some patterns, you’ll find that the designer starts with an increase in the first stitch (DC 2) and finishing the round with a DC. When this is done, you’ll find a seam that becomes off centered and more visible. To avoid, this, reference our blog on “How to Create a Straight Seam” for the flat circle method.