Monday, February 11, 2013

Circle in Square, a Tutorial


Hello ladies! Thank you for joining me today. On my last post I received a question about the pattern I used for the circles. I’m sure it must already be out there somewhere, but I don’t know where. So I decided to make a little tutorial myself.

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Abbreviations:
st = stitch
ch = chain = yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on needle
sl st = slip stitch = insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook
sc = single crochet = insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull yarn through both loops
hdc = half double crochet = yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull yarn through all 3 loops
dc = double crochet = yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops, yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops
tr = treble crochet = 2yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), *yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops*, repeat * * twice

Circle:
Start with a ‘sliding loop’ or ‘magical loop’:

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Wrap the yarn around 1 or 2 fingers like in the picture, with your hook you pull up the yarn, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc)

11dc into ring and then you pull the beginning tail

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Join with a sl st into the 3rd of initial 3 ch. (12 dc into ring)

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ch3 (= 1st dc), 1dc into joining st

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2dc into next st, repeat until end, join with sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch (24 st)

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ch3, 1dc into joining st,  1dc into next st, *2dc into next st, 1 dc into next st*, repeat until end. Join with sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch. Break of yarn. (36 st)

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Now your circle is finished. If you want to make it larger, you can go on in the same way:
*2dc into st, 1dc into next 2 st*, repeat
*2dc into st, 1dc into next 3 st*, repeat
etc.

To make your circle into a square you join yarn in any stitch and ch1 (counts as 1st sc)

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sc into next 2 stitches, 1hdc into next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr into next st, ch1

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*1tr into same st, 1dc into next st, 1 hdc into next st, 1 sc into next 4 st, 1hdc into next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr into next st, ch 1*

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repeat * * twice, 1tr into same st, 1dc into next st, 1 hdc into next st, 1sc into last st, join with sl st into 1st ch

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ch3, 1dc into joining st, 1dc into next 4 st, 2dc into corner space, ch 1

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*2dc into same corner space, 1dc into next 9 st, 2dc into corner space, ch1 *
repeat * * twice, 2dc into corner space, 1 dc into next 3 st, join with sl st into 3rd of initial 3ch.

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That’s it!! Written down it always looks very complicated and a lot of work, but it really isn’t.

Of course you don’t have to make the circle out of one colour; a different colour for each round is very nice too:

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Groetjes, Dorien

21 comments:

nerospost said...

Thank you Dorien for taking the time to make the tutorial! I haven't tried this method to make circle and it looks great! I love your crochet circles! x Teje

Kerstin said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I will try it tomorrow and show you a picture of my first circles. I pict up a colourful yarn for it.

liebe grüße
Kerstin

Naturally Carol said...

I've never seen the 'magic circle' before..great tip!

Wendy said...

thanks for sharing, i love this pattern. I can't do the magic circle, I've tried and I just can't do it, I don't understand which bit of yarn to pull!

Wendy said...

thanks for sharing, i love this pattern. I can't do the magic circle, I've tried and I just can't do it, I don't understand which bit of yarn to pull!

Plain Jane said...

Thank you for sharing this with us - it is a lovely clear tutorial and I look forward to trying it out x

Wendy said...

This looks like a tutorial I could follow. I really want to learn to crochet. I've bookmarked this page. Thank you!

edie wolder said...

I too have trouble with magic circle but am still working at it, have made 3 circles, I'm loving this pattern. thank you so much

Claire Grantham said...

Hi there
Thankyou for this tutorial.
I have seen the whole blanket & how beautiful is it I must say.
I have done the small circle into the square but am a little stuck with the larger circles turning into a square as there is many more stitches, would you be able to help me with this please or if there is already the pattern details direct me.
I am making all blue circles using different shades. Hope it turns out well

fussie said...

Vandaag mijn garen binnen gekregen en al heerlijk aan de slag met je prachtige patroon! Dank!

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Helle Tang Jakobsen said...

Think you! Just what I was searching for...

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lexysprettytutorials said...

Thank you Dorien for the tutorial!
Ι made the circle and i have 36st, but i have a problem for making the square. i follow your instructions and i make 32st. something i make wrong but i don't know what!!!!
thanks again, i'll try it soon one more time :)

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Lorna Howells said...

Just found your brilliant tutorial via pinterest - thank you so much for doing this I have wanted to try this sort of square for ages.

Shannon Lashbrook said...

Hello and thank you so much for this pattern! It is thee most lovely blanket around! Just wondering what size yarn and hook you used in the small circles? Thanks again!!:)

Rhonda Dickson said...

Your tutorial was so easy to follow. I have made two blankets since I found it. Love it. I made them using 8 ply yarn and a 4.50 hook . Thankyou again for sharing. I posted pics on Facebook with a credit to you for the pattern and inspiration.

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Unknown said...

i simply loved ur blog ur tutorials r easy and good.

Kelly Johnson said...

I just love this pattern and they are so fun to make. However I do not know how to put the pieces together. Do you have a tutorial for that as well? If so could you please let us know where to find it. You're instructions are so easy to follow for us beginners! Thanks!