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Basic Crocheted Flat Circle With Solid Center

Following is an example showing how to crochet a basic flat circle made with single crochet, with a solid center. This example uses the method of joining with a slip stitch at the end of each round (instead of continuous rounds). From crocheting this sample, you can learn about the increases used when crocheting in the round. If there are too few or too many increases, when crocheting in the round, the piece can buckle, so using the correct number of increases is important. The increasing sequence in this pattern will work for the majority of crocheters but it is always possible that you may find that you have to adjust the number of increases to match your individual crochet tension. This example follows the most commonly used formula for increasing when crocheting in the round.

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Materials Used In This Example
worsted weight yarn
US size G hook

Finished Size: 2 1/4 inches in diameter, after 4 rounds

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

To Begin: Chain 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in first sc, to join.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around. Sl st in first sc, to join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st in first sc, to join. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, (sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st in first sc, to join. (24 sc)
The example photo shows 4 rounds completed. If you wish to make a larger circle, follow the instructions below, for additional rounds.
Additional Rnds: For each new round, add 1 extra sc stitch to the number of sc stitches between increases (an increase is done by making 2 sc in one stitch). For example, round 5 would have 3 sc between increases then round 6 would have 4 sc between increases and so on.

Optional Finishing Round: After the last round, if you wish to, you can give the circle a nicer looking edge by doing one slip stitch in each single crochet around the circle.

When finished, end off. Weave in ends.

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