How to Crochet a Circle

By Rachel Choi – 13 Comments

Crocheting a circle is very simple. The basic idea is to start with a small loop and continue to increase the number of crochet stitches each time you crochet around the loop. By increasing the number of crochet stitches in a easy to follow, symmetric pattern, you will create a flat circle.

Crocheting in a circular fashion is great for creating household items such as pot holders, dish clothes, facial scrubs, and coasters. Crocheting a circle is also a primary way to start patterns for hats, beanies and dolls.

To learn how to crochet a circle, follow the simple pattern below. Any size yarn and crochet hook can be used, since circles come in all shapes and sizes.

Crochet Pattern: Circle
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around
Round 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around
Round 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around
Round 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around, sl st in next sc, finish off
crochet-circle

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

To Crochet a larger circle, do not slip stitch and finish off in round 7, instead continue with this pattern until your circle is of desired length. You may also want to try using different crochet stitches, such as double crochet, to get a different look. Changing yarn colors can also give a very pretty pattern, such as stripes or checkers.

If you need further explanation for how to crochet a circle, leave a comment and I would be glad to help!

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13 Comments

  1. Joy says:

    I’m so happy happy that u put a circle pattern, I’m trying to make a lady bug hat.Do I need to slip stitch after I chain 2 in rd 1.

  2. Rachel says:

    Hi Joy!

    You don’t have to slip stitch in round 1 after you chain 2 because you will be making 6 single crochets in the second chain from your hook, which will create the very center of your circle. Good luck with your lady bug hat!

  3. Kenda says:

    I love the circle pattern!!! I’m trying to make a different looking teddy bear for my mom. Thanks so
    Much!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    does this spiral or do you slipstitch at the end of each circle. When I do that, I see a “seam” through the circle where the slipstitches were. HELP???? This is especially true when doing a hat like this, I get the look of a seam up one side.

  5. RL says:

    Hi Rachel…is this considered “working in the round”? I am searching for a clear example of those instructions and came upon your how to crochet a circle. I’ve got most of the basic crochet stitches down and several beginner blankets behind me, but “working in the round” has been in some of the basic cowl and hat patterns I’d like to move on to. I appriciate your guidance in advance. Thanks!

  6. RL says:

    Awesome, thanks!!

  7. Peggy says:

    I REALLY appreciated your pattern for the circle! It was soooo easy! Getting it started with only 2 chain was a bit of a challenge but after that I just followed the basic pattern until my circle was the size I needed. I saved your site so if I have ANYMORE questtions, I won’t mess with the other site’s, I am coming right here! Thanks Again

  8. anne says:

    Hi,

    How would I do this using double crochet (UK– treble) stitch, I’m not that good at working out patterns.

    Thank you.
    Anne.

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Anne, to work the circle in double crochet, try starting with 12 double crochets instead of the initial 6 single crochets that the pattern states. Then you’ll work the rest of the pattern as written, but using double crochet stitches instead of single crochet.

      • anne says:

        Thank you…of to practice this.

        But first, have to find wool, coddy catty has just hijacked ball.lol.

        Thank you, and take care,
        Anne.

  9. Mary says:

    This is the Best Pattern, so easy to truly understand. Thanks so much; you’re wonderful!

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