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How to work small pieces in the round

Most amigurumi crocheters have run into a classic problem: crocheting in the round on a tiny piece is annoying! Well, I have a tip that I think will help out.

tips for crocheting a small piece in the round

What do I mean by ‘crocheting on a tiny piece’? I’m not just talking about crocheting with thread! Even if you are working with a worsted weight yarn, some pieces (like the horns on Jackie the cow) have a small circumference. This means, as you are working in the round, you have to rotate the work almost every stitch just to keep going, and it seems like there isn’t enough room for your fingers!

tips for crocheting a small piece in the round

The solution to this problem is to fold your piece in half (as pictured above)! Let’s say you are working on a piece with 12 stitches on each round. Smoosh the piece in half, and you’ll have a piece with 6 stitches on each side.

Now, you can hold the piece (without worrying about sticking your fingers in the middle!), and crochet away… you’ll only have to turn the piece twice per round, a definite improvement!

So, next time you’re crocheting a little piece in the round, give this tip a try!

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Happy stitching!


  1. Nikki SAYS...

    Genius! really.. Thanks for this. 🙂

  2. Amy Kittel SAYS...

    Duh! Why didn’t I think of that!