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How to Crochet a Straight Seam in the Round Tutorial

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

Every time I post a photo of my crocheted circle, I get a lot of questions asking how I get my circle so perfect! Personally, I don't think it's perfect but I wanted to share with you how I work my circles when crocheting in the round.

This is a standard way to start a top-down beanie, coasters, large rugs, etc. Basically anything in a circle. I recorded a video for a Top-Down Beanie and figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and make a video specially for this.

The pattern and video will be available here!

The simple trick is to start your rounds with a chain 2 that does NOT count as a stitch. Then when you're increasing, you want to always end with the increase stitch. That's it! At least, that's what I do!

For this tutorial, I used Knitter's Pride's Dreamz Single Ended Crochet Hooks. They are very comfortable to hold and work with. I actually have their Dreamz Interchangeable Tunisian Hooks as well. You can check that out in my last post, Tunisian Lace Stitch Tutorial.

Please visit any of my shops if you would like to purchase knit & crochet patterns in a convenient tri-fold format for on-the-go crocheting/knitting.





  • ch – Chain

  • st(s) – Stitch(es)

  • sl st – Slip Stitch

  • beg – Beginning

  • rep – Repeat

  • dc – Double Crochet


The beginning chain 2 does not count as a chain stitch.

Increase - This means you will work 2 dc sts into one st.


Round 1 - Start with a magic ring (Video Tutorial) ch2, 12dc into ring/circle. sl st to the beg dc (12 sts) Round 2 - ch2, 2 dc into each st around. sl st to the beg dc (24 sts) Round 3 - ch2, *1dc in the first st, 2dc in the next. Rep from * around. End with an increase. sl st to the beg dc (36 sts).

Round 4 - ch2, *1dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next. Rep from * around. End with an increase. sl st to the beg dc (48 sts).

Round 5 - ch2, *1dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next. Rep from * around. End with an increase. sl st to the beg dc ( 60 sts).

Depending on what size circle you're making, this is how you will continue the increases for each round.

Round 6: increase every 5th st

Round 7: increase every 6th st

Round 8: increase every 7th st

Round 9: increase every 8th st

Round 10: increase every 9th st.... and so forth.

This is the beanie I made with this circle! Check out the free pattern & video!


Crochet a Straight Seam

Video Tutorial



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