How to Make a Standard Crochet Circle Using SC

This is pretty standard crochet circle math, but I thought I’d type it up here for your convenience. As you may notice, my inner circle has a few gaps. If that happens to you, just pull the stitch a little tighter or ease up on it, whichever helps the most.

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Make a magic ring, CH 1, 8 SC in ring, sl st to join.

*CH 1 does not count as a st. It acts like a filler at the join. If you’d rather not join each round, place a stitch marker to keep track of where your next round will begin.

Round 1: CH 1, 2 SC in ea st around, sl st to join.

Round 2: CH 1, SC in same st as join, 2 SC in next st, [SC in next, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

Round 3: CH 1, SC in same st as join, SC in next st, 2 SC in next, [SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

Round 4: CH 1, SC in same st as join, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next, [SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

Round 5: CH 1, SC in same st as join, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next, [SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

Round 6: CH 1, SC in same st as join, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next, [SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

Round 7: CH 1, SC in same st as join, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in next, [SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next] around. Sl st to join.

If you want a bigger circle, just keep adding to the pattern of an extra sc every repeat. You may find at some point it begins to curl. In that case, skip a round before adding stitches.

Standard Crochet Circles Using DC uses the same math, just use CH 3 instead of 1 for the beginning-of-the-round chains.

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