Crochet is a craft technique that uses a hooked needle to create patterns from threads of different materials. Among the many crochet patterns out there, one of the most popular is the base-circle pattern, also known as the magic circle.
The round base pattern is especially useful for beginners who are just learning the art of crochet. It is used as a base for many different projects, such as hats, bags and amigurumis, and can be adapted to create different sizes and shapes.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making the base pattern around:
Start by making a loop with the yarn you chose. The thread should be wrapped around the index finger, and the end of the thread should be held with the thumb and middle finger.
Insert the needle into the loop and pull the yarn through.
Make a chain (c) and then make a single crochet (sc) in the center of the loop.
Make a chain and then make two double crochets (dc) in the center of the loop.
Repeat step 4 5 more times, for a total of 6 groups of 2 dc.
To close the round, make a slip stitch (sl st) on top of the first double crochet (dc) of the round.
Pull the thread to tighten the loop, forming a circle.
Make a chain and then make two double crochets in the same slip stitch.
Make three double crochets in each single crochet from the previous round.
To close the round, make a slip stitch on top of the first double crochet in the round.
Continue increasing the number of double crochets each round, adding a double crochet to each low stitch of the previous round.
To create a smooth edge, alternate rounds of high stitches with a round of low stitches.
By following these simple steps, you can create the base pattern around in crochet. With a little practice, you can adapt this pattern to create unique and personalized crochet projects. The lathe base pattern is a great starting point for many projects, and is a fundamental skill for all crocheters.