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Flat Circle

Updated April 14, 2022
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Learn to crochet a flat circle, a great start for many crochet projects including coasters, storage pots and even reusable eco friendly face scrubbies.

Materials and Tools needed

Yarn used in video sample: Stylecraft Special DK

Hook: For this tutorial I have used a 5mm Hook

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the flat circle, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Crochet Terms

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Flat Circle Pattern

Ch4 and join with a sl st to make a circle (or start with magic circle if preferred).

Round 1 – Ch3 (counts as first st), make 11 tr into circle, join with a sl st to top of ch-3 (12 st in total).

Round 2 – Ch3, tr in same sp, work 2 tr in each st, join with a sl st to top of ch-3 (24 st in total).

Round 3 – Ch3, tr in same sp, 1 tr in next st, *2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st*, repeat from * until end, join with a sl st to top of ch-3. (36 st in total).

Round 4 – Ch3, tr in same sp, tr in next 2 st, *2 tr in same st, tr in next 2 st*, repeat from * until end, join with a sl st to top of ch-3 (48 st in total).

Round 5 – Ch3, tr in same sp, tr in next 3 st, *2 tr in same st, tr in next 3 st*, repeat from * until end, join with a sl st to top of ch-3. (60 st in total).

Video Tutorials


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  • Wendy
    September 8, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Thankyou so much Sarah- Jayne

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 10, 2020 at 8:46 am

      You are very welcome 🙂

  • Rebecca
    October 11, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I have a question about crocheting in the round.
    At some point as I noticed that as I crocheted, the edges of my disc ends up being..wavy.
    I am pretty sure that I am monitoring how many stitches I use and when but here is the weird thing, I don’t seem to have much of a problem when I just use one color but once I change colors that is where it seems to happen.

    I am sure I try to follow the directions that many tutorials have but ‘something’ I pulling the edges too tight? Am I perhaps pulling on loose ends too much or prematurely?
    Thank You

  • Kasia
    February 14, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    If I want my circle bigger than that how should I continue with more rows please?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 18, 2021 at 10:04 am

      If you want to continue adding rounds you just need to add one more to the number of single stitches in between the increases. So in round 5 you are working 3 trebles and then an increase; in round 6 you should work 4 trebles and then an increase, and so on

  • Shirley
    March 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    The edges of my circle look the outside of an aquatic ray-wavy.
    Any suggestions? I have finished row 7 with 5 tc and one increase resulting in count of 84.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 23, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Hi Shirley It sounds like you have followed the pattern correctly; have you tried changing your hook size? I would also see if blocking helps – you can do this by stretching your circle and pinning it into shape

  • Betty Gough
    May 3, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    What does DK mean? I saw it on one of my Pinterest emails, didn’t write it down

    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 10, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Betty DK means double knit 🙂


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