How to crochet a perfectly round circle – no points!

Jul 2, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet a perfect circle with this photo & video tutorial!

Crochet Perfect Circle Tutorial

If you crochet a lot of circles – especially if you crochet amigurumi, baskets or bags – you may have found that when you work a standard circle increase, your circle doesn’t look like a perfect circle. Instead you can see little “points” where your increases are located throughout the circle. This causes your circle to look a little bit like a hexagon than a circle.

There is a great way to change up how you are crocheting your circle so it will be perfectly round without those points! I just recently learned this tip and want to share it with you.

I am constantly learning new things in crochet – techniques, stitches and tips that help my crochet projects look the best they possibly can. I always want to be open to these new techniques and I want to learn all the things – as I am sure you do, too!

When you crochet in the round you need to make increases every round so that your circle will remain flat. If you have trouble keeping your circle flat I will have another tutorial coming up that will show you how to keep your circle from forming a bowl or being too wavy – stay tuned for that! However, when you place those increases in the same place going up each round it creates these unsightly “points” which keeps your circle from being perfectly round.

Once you know how to do this you will be able to translate any pattern with a circle shape to this technique to eliminate this problem!

This technique works for all crochet stitches but is especially helpful with single crochet stitches.

I have created a video tutorial so you can see this technique in action! See the complete video tutorial below.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

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Crochet Perfect Circle Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a Perfect Circle Tutorial Written Instructions

When you follow the basic pattern below you will find that your circle will end up looking like a hexagon

Rnd 1: MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end. (18)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to end. (24)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. (30)
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st,* repeat between * * to end. (36)
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end. (42)
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 st,* repeat between * * to end. (48)
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end. (54)

Instead of working your increase in the first st of every round, you will shift those increases every other round.

So your pattern will look like the following:

Rnd 1:  MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)
Rnd 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end. (18)
Rnd 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)
Rnd 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. (30)
Rnd 6:  1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st.  (36)
Rnd 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (42)
Rnd 8:  1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st.  (48)
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (54)

You will want to shift the increases on even rounds as it is easier to divide even numbers. For example, for round 6 you are working 4 sc st between each increase so to shift those increases for this round you would divide in half – 2 stitches worked at the beginning of your round and 2 stitches worked at the end of your round.

Really easy once you understand the logic of it – and you have a finished circle you can be proud of!

Use this same technique on any pattern and you will always have a perfect circle!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful – and let me know if there are other crochet tutorials you are looking for!

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