How to use the V-closure when crocheting in the round




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Crocheting in the round has many applications. You can use it to make blankets, rugs, bags, purses … they give a very original touch and are very easy to make.

Today we’re going to show how to make a V closure on a basket, but the technique can be used in any project of this type. It’s a way of closing off the rows so that the beginning of the new round is less noticeable, and the seamed appearance that happens when you use a slip stitch is avoided.

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For this post, we’re using Petite Wool in Forest Green and a 7 mm crochet hook.

You’ll begin working in the round using a magic circle. You can find a video on how to make a magic circle on our website.

Step 1: Insert the hook from front to back through the front strand of the slip stitch.

Step 2: Insert the hook from front to back through the back strand of the chain stitch.

Step 3: Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull it through all the loops on the hook.

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Step 4: Chain 1.

Now you’ve made the V-closure and you can go on to working the next row. 

In this video, you can better see how it’s done:

We recommend that you use something to mark the turning chain, so you can see where the row begins and ends.

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We’d love for you to use this technique in your crochet projects and share them with us on social media by using #WeAreKnitters.