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Tubular crochet

Work a joined round by learning how to crochet the tubular stitch

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In this video we will show you step by step how to work two methods for crocheting in a tube. This tutorial covers everything you need to know to master working as a joined round, or in a continuous spiral. Both of these methods are easy for a beginner or any level.

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Step By Step

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You can work in the round to produce a 'tube' of crochet. There are two main version: working in joined rounds and working in a continuous spiral.

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Joined Rounds: Make a foundation chain according to your pattern.

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Join the last stitch to the first using a slip stitch: Insert the hook through the centre of your first stitch.

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4.

Loop the yarn around your hook and pull it through the two loops on your hook, be careful not to twist your foundation chain.

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5.

Make a turning chain.

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Then work one round in the stitch pattern specified by your pattern. (We are working in double crochet).

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When you get to the end of your round, join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch.

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Repeat steps 5-7 for each round.

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Continuous Spiral: Make a foundation chain according to your pattern.

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10.

Join the last stitch to the first using a slip stitch: Insert the hook through the centre of your first stitch.

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11.

Loop the yarn around your hook and pull it through the two loops on your hook. Be careful not to twist your foundation chain.

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12.

Make a turning chain.

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13.

Then work one round in the stitch pattern specified in your pattern. (We are working in single crochet).

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14.

When you get to the end of your round, simply continue working across the previous round, working in a continuous spiral until your piece reaches the desired length.

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15.

Repeat steps 11-13 for each round. To finish off your piece join the last round with a slip stitch.

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