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Crochet a flat circle

Make the base for bags, hats and baskets by crocheting a flat circle

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In this easy to follow video tutorial, we show you all the steps you need to make a flat circle with crochet. This technique is used for the bottom of bags, baskets, hats and rugs. In this video we used single crochet, but you can follow the same steps to use double crochet, or another stitch.

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Step By Step

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This how-to will show you the steps needed to create a flat crochet circle. Set Up Round: Start with a magic loop. The how-to for a magic loop can be found by searching "Magic Loop" in the search bar at the top right of this page! For this how-to, we used 6 single crochet stitches in our magic loop.

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Round 1: Make one chain stitch

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Place a yarn marker to indicate the beginning of the round

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Work 2 single crochet stitches into each stitch of this round. Make sure to push the hook under the stitch to be worked, and not through the middle! For the single crochet how-to, search "single crochet" in the search bar at the top right of this page!

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Join the round by making a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round

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Round 2: Make one chain stitch

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Remove your yarn marker and reposition it

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Repeat the following sequence for this round: Work 2 single crochet stitches into 1 stitch, and 1 single crochet stitch into 1 stitch.

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Join the round with a slip stitch

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Round 3: Make 1 chain stitch

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Reposition your marker

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Repeat the following sequence for this round: Work 2 stitches into the next stitch, work 1 stitch into each of the next 2 stitches.

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Join the round with a slip stitch

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Continue in this way, making the circle larger until it is the size that you want

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