TUTORIAL - Starting an Oval Piece with a Chain

In this tutorial I will show how to use a chain as a base for an oval piece by crocheting the first row around the starting chain. I like using it to start crocheting the legs and shoes.

Example:

1: chain 6, 2 sc in to the second chain from hook, sc 3, 4 sc in to the last chain,

Turn and work on other side of beginning chain!

sc 3, two sc in to the first chain.

Do not join round, continue crocheting in spiral.

 

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1. Start with a slip knot. Chain six.

2. Insert the hook in to the second chain from hook.

 

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3. Crochet two single crochet stitches
in to this chain.
4. Crochet one single crochet stitch in
to next three chains.

 

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5. Crochet four single crochet stitches
in to the first chain.

6. Turn and work on the other side of beginning chain. Crochet one single crochet stitch in to next three chains.

 

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7. Crochet two single crochet stitches
in to the last chain (total of four).
8. Do not join round. Insert the hook in
to the first stitch to start a new round.

 

 

Download an easy-to-print PDF version from HERE.

 

Video Tutorial

 

If you do not see the videos properly, head over to YouTube.

Right-handed version

 

Left-handed version

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Kristi Tullus

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2 comments

Comment from: Paula [Visitor]
Paula

Thank you so much for the left-handed tutorial! These are rare.
It would be helpful to have directions for at least the second round, as I’m not sure where to increase stitches, or how many increases per round.

01/14/17 @ 14:56
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Paula,

That will depend on the shape you want to achieve. If you want to make a simple oval, you need to increase by 6 stitches every round, arranging them evenly around the ends and crocheting one sc in each stitch along the sides.

Kristi

01/15/17 @ 15:15
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