Lesson 3

Chain Circle, Slip Stitch, and Magic Circle!

  • Lesson 3:

    1. Create a chain circle

    2. Slip Stitch (sl st)

    3. Single Crochet (sc) into chain circle to make ring

    4. Increase to make larger circle

    5. Create a Magic Circle or Magic Ring

    6. Single Crochet Magic Circle/Ring, join with slip stitch, single crochet using stitch markers

    Chain Circles and Magic Circles/Rings are used to create circular crochet works and 3D crochet works, like STUFFED ANIMALS!

1. Chain Circle, join chain with a Slip Stitch (sl st)

2. Single Crochet into Chain Circle: Increase-make a larger circle!

3. Magic Circle/Magic Ring

5. Single Crochet using Magic Ring and stitch markers

  • Check your work!

    1. Chain 6 and make a Chain Circle

    How small can you make your chain circle? 4 chains, 2 chains, 1 chain? How large can you make it?


    2. Single crochet 6 (6sc) into the chain circle to form a circle.

    3. Crochet 2 single crochet each stich around (inc), doubling the circle.

    What would happen if you continued to single crochet and not increase? What would you make?


    4. Make a Magic Circle/Magic Ring with 6 single crochets (6sc)

    How many single crochets can you put into your Magic Ring? 3? 4? 8? 12? How does the circle change?


    4. Single crochet a 2nd and 3rd row to your Magic Circle/Ring

    Did you double to increase your stitch number? Or did you keep it the same? What happened?


    When you're ready, move to Lesson 4!