Friday, August 29, 2008

Crochet Round and Spiral - Crochet Tip 10


Click on Image for larger view. You will be able to see a different between the two.

There are two techniques that can be done when creating a crochet circle.

Each time you do a round, you do a slip stitch, then the chain 1 to get up to the next round. If you are doing a spiral you will not be be joining.

Here are two simple ways to remember the difference between round and spiral.
1: Round = Slip Stitch to join at the beginning of each round.

2: Spiral = No Slip Stitch


When doing a spiral a marker is recommended to mark the beginning row of a spiral. I just use a scrap piece of yarn. You don't have to purchase anything fancy. Another thing that happens is that the marker will shift to the right as the beginning stitch will shift to the left.

When you are creating a doily or motif, most likely you will be working in rounds. For hats, caps, amigurumi shapes, rugs, or afghans that are continual with the same stitch, I prefer a spiral. It leaves no seam and that is what I like about the spiral. When you have a choice, the choice is up to you which technique you will be using.




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