When I first started on my crochet journey an odd 5 years ago I never could have dreamed that I would still be as in love with crochet today as I was all those dozens of months ago! The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating something truly special and unique as hundreds of techniques and stitches are in our arsenal (or overflowing Pinterest boards), ready and waiting to be used in interesting combinations to design beautiful pieces to wear or adorn our homes. 


Today I’m excited to be sharing with you one of my favourite crochet techniques, on how to crochet in the spiral! If you’ve tried out a few of my patterns over the last couple of years you may have noticed that plenty of my hat and baby bootie patterns use this clever approach to the standard manner of crocheting in the round.

Crocheting in the spiral is the technique of working in the round in a continuous manner, without joining the separate rounds with a slip stitch. You’ll notice how using this technique eliminates any trace of an unsightly seam, keeping your work nice and neat. It also creates a unique spiral design (thus the name), making it the perfect method to use when crocheting all those pretty beanies, sturdy baskets and beautiful rugs!

Learning a new crochet technique always leaves me giddy with excitement and eager to try it out – How about you? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend, you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn how to “Crochet in the Spiral“; In an easy to follow speed!


+MATERIALS
Yarn – MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (10ply)
Crochet Hook – 5.00mm (H/8)

+ STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch

+ PATTERN
Note: Crocheting in the spiral is the technique of working in the round in a continuous manner, without joining the separate rounds with a slip stitch.The most common ways to start the 1st round is by crocheting in the 1st foundation chain or making a magic circle.

+ SC VERSION
Rnd 1: Ch2 (counts as 1st sc), 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in every st. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)

+ HDC VERSION
Rnd 1: Ch2 (counts as 1st hdc), 7 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in every st. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (32 sts)

+ DC VERSION
Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 dc in every st. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * all around. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (48 sts)

+ REPEAT
Then for rnd 5, crochet 1 sc/hdc/dc in each of the first 3 sts, and 2 sc/hdc/dc in the following st. For rnd 6, crochet 1 sc/hdc/dc in each of the next 4 sts, and 2 sc/hdc/dc in the following st. And so on and so forth…

Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn? I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!

Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your spiral!

Have a lovely day crocheting…

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