Crochet in the Round: Basics & Beyond

Create beautiful mandalas, throw pillows and hats by learning how to crochet in the round.
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Expand your stitching skills as you create five fun projects alongside crochet designer and author Kim Werker. You'll find out how to read stitch diagrams, make shaped designs and work patterns in the round for a number of exciting circular designs.


Kim Werker
Kim Werker

All of my work in crochet is driven by my desire to show this craft off at its best.

Kim Werker is a writer, editor, instructor and maker who has tapped into the immense power of the internet through blogging, teaching and running the online magazine-turned-social-media-network Crochet Me. Aside from her Web-based endeavors, Kim was also the editor for Interweave Crochet from 2006 to 2008. You might recognize her from her multiple books, including Make It Mighty Ugly, a project about shrugging off the negative internal voices that hamper individual creativity.

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Crochet: Basics and Beyond
Crochet Circle Basics

01: Crochet Circle Basics

Meet Kim Werker and begin learning how to work in the round with two key methods for making circular shapes: staggered and stacked increases. You'll see what shape each increase creates, troubleshoot common circular slip-ups and get tips for starting your projects.

25 min
Circles & Working Even: Solid Hat

02: Circles & Working Even: Solid Hat

Continue practicing by making a simple hat and see the variety of styles you can create. Kim will also explain the simple math of working hats and show you how to get a great fit.

19 min
Patterned Crochet in the Round

03: Patterned Crochet in the Round

Begin working patterned stitches in the round to add texture to your projects. You'll discover how to make the versatile V-stitch and learn how to enhance your overall design with increases.

20 min
Circles & Shaping: Patterned Beret

04: Circles & Shaping: Patterned Beret

Move on to another practice project: a patterned beret hat. Kim will share tips for increasing and shaping your beret, decreasing in pattern and adding a sturdy, stylish brim.

24 min
Pattern, Color & Edgings: Mandala

05: Pattern, Color & Edgings: Mandala

Find out how to mix patterns and colors to crochet a vibrant mandala. You'll see how this small project is perfect for trying fun new combinations.

22 min
Gussets & Shaping: 3-D Pillows

06: Gussets & Shaping: 3-D Pillows

Wrap up class by making a floor pouf and a decorative pillow for your home. The pouf will teach you how to manage thicker yarns and hold in stuffing, while the pillow shows you how a gusset can be used to seam two round halves together.

27 min