Don't you just hate that open circle left in the middle of your crochet in the round?...like in the Crown of Hats or center of Flower Granny Squares?
I definitely do. I have never felt ok just leaving it that way.
So years ago, I worked out my own way to close the opening space.
Then the Crochet Magic Circle came along and I thought AWESOME!..until I tried it.
It doesn't work for me the way it is supposed to and I get frustrated.
I'm so glad that I have my own way to deal with that pesky open space.
I'm thinking that maybe I'm not the only one who doesn't like the Crochet Magic Circle?
If that's a Yes, then give this method a try.
If it works for me, maybe it will work for you too!
|DC in 3rd chain from your hook|
|Crochet half of your beginning round stitches to the right of the knot|
If your pattern says to crochet 12 DC in the circle, work 6
|Crochet the remaining half of your beginning round stitches to the left of the knot|
Crochet this 2nd half of stitches over the tail.
|Count your stitches and Slip Stitch into the first|
|Turn your circle around to the back...this is what it will look like.|
|Pull the tail .. this will draw your circle close|
|This is what it will look like...this is still the backside|
|Thread the tail into a large eye needle and hide the tail in the first round of stitches.|
|This is the front side of your beginning circle|
showing the opening in the center completely, and neatly, closed.
Great job right!?
You can hide the tail using whatever method you like. I never used to use a large eye needle because it was a pain to thread the eye with yarn...then I discovered an easy way to do that too and I actually like using the needle better than anything else!
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|Febuary 2014Oombawka Design|