Learn how to crochet in the round with Katie in our video for beginners! Crocheting in the round is a key skill to learn for making all kinds of exciting projects from fine mandalas to chunky crochet rugs, bags to booties and sweet amigurumi!
In this video, you'll learn how to make a simple coaster - a great first project for learning how to crochet in the round. You'll need a ball of Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky in your favourite shade, and a 6mm crochet hook.
All sorts of crochet projects are worked in the round instead of back and forth, and instead of rows, each new line of crochet stitches is called a round. At the end of the round, the stitches are joined with a slip stitch before moving up to the next row. In some patterns the pattern may instruct you to work in a spiral, in which case you don't join at the end of the round, you just carry on working round and round, which creates a spiral, snail shell effect.
Other techniques used in the video include making a magic ring/circle, and working the double crochet stitch (UK treble stitch) - if you need a little refresher, take a look at our tutorials: