Tips for Making a Crochet Oval


This is only a symbol illustration and has not been crochet tested to see if it will work as an oval.

NOTE: I will be making an example in the future.

Making an oval is similar to making a hat but can be more challenging. You want to keep both ends as even as possible. The red lines indicate where to place yarn markers. There is a formula to increasing, that is an adjustable formula. This means that your specific crochet tension and style may require you to do less or more increases to get the oval to lay flat.
  • I recommend using yarn markers at the start and end of the increases.
  • Keep the amount of increases the same on both ends. This is very important so you will not have a lopsided oval.
  • If your ends start to curl up, you do not have enough increase stitches for your oval to lay flat. There may be two ways to fix this. You can rip out your round and add more increase stitches. OR you can continue crocheting and hope that your next round of increases will help it lay flat.
  • If you have a skinny middle forming on your oval and the ends are inflated, you have to many increase stitches. The solution will be to rip out the round and make less increase stitches
As you can see, there are many ways to modify an oval, to make it fit your needs.

Comments

  1. I live in India where we don't have lots of choices in yarn. (Atleast in the part where I live). My aunt from U.S (who is also a avid crocheter) got me some Naturally Caron yarns. I loved the softness of that bamboo mix yarn and how quickly the project(scarf) was finished. So my vote to Naturally Caron! :)

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  2. I am trying to make an oval that goes down the middle from front to back on a hat but don't know how long the initial chain should be can you help me?

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  3. I am trying to make an oval that goes down the middle from front to back on a hat but don't know how long the initial chain should be can you help me?

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