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Working Plarn in the Round

Posted on November 22, 2010

As you may know, many of my crochet patterns are worked in the round and without joining. This has become a very popular and handy way to make crocheted bags and rugs so you do not need to count rows or use stitch markers. I have had several people contact me asking for clarification on how to work in the round. So I taken a few pictures and created this picture tutorial which hopefully new crocheters and other crafters who are not familiar with this process can benefit from my tutorial.

I have chosen one of my favorite patterns and will illustrate how to work plastic bag yarn or plarn in the round. Here is my signature recycled bag purse pattern which is crocheted in the round.

The first step is to chain 26 for this particular pattern.

Hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch down to the end.

At end of the row, you turn the corner now.

Hdc in the next stitch around the backside of original chain.

Continue Hdc in each stitch along the backside of original chain.

End of the first complete round with Hdc’s in both sides of chain.

Closeup of the end of the first round.

Work now into the next stitch as you round the corner.

Hdc into the next stitch as you continue around the corner for round 2.

End of first half of round 2.

Continue around the corner again to complete round 2.

Continue Hdc in each stitch to complete round 2.

End of round 2 complete now as shown. Note how there is two rounds of Hdc stitches on either side of the original chain. Continue working in the round as the pattern calls for.

I hope this picture tutorial has helped show how to work plarn in the round. You can click on any photo to supersize it and give you a close up of each step as I have outlined it in this picture tutorial.

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4 Responses to “Working Plarn in the Round”

  1. Juliana
    Dec 20, 2010

    I just love the mini wreaths – they would looks so beautiful hanging on a tree. Your creativity just wows me – I can’t even crochet a straight line!

  2. Hi – If I make an oval rug do I need to do an increase as it gets bigger? I want to make a rug for my porch.

  3. Cindy
    Jan 30, 2011

    Yes you need to do increases as you work an oval rug. I have sent you an email with more explanation.

  4. Mason King
    Nov 14, 2011

    Another great and amazing project again, now I know how to work with plarn in the round, thanks for the useful tips.

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