Making a chain loop
Making a circle to work stitches into is essential crochet know-how if you want to make a Granny Square or any piece of crochet worked in the round.
The easiest way to begin working in the round is use chain stitches to make a 'loop' into which the stitches of the first round can be worked. You can made a loop of any size by varying the number of chains you use. Most patterns will begin with a loop made using 4 chains, with around 8 to 12 stitches worked into it, but you can use more chains to made a bigger center space, or to accommodate more stitches.
This method also creates a uniform 'hole' or center space, useful when making lots of the same motif.
slip stitch into the first chain. That's the one right next to the slip knot.
✽ Find out how to work into a chain to create circles with little or no centre gap
✽ Find out how to make a magic loop
✽ Find out how to end a round