Today I’m going to show you some tricks for working in a really big round. The sort of round I mean is when there are 50 or more chain stitches in the initial ring.
The first thing you need is two balls of the same color yarn.
Start by doing the foundation chain as specified in the pattern, however when it says to join the ring I want you to pause and put a safety pin in the end to stop it unraveling.
Now do your turning chain for the start of the row and stitch all the stitches in the row up to the end where the safety pin is waiting.
Count your stitches carefully to see that they are all there. If you have made a mistake you can undo the safety pin and add or subtract any missing stitches.
When you are satisfied, do a slip stitch from the end loop of the foundation ch into the first ch like this, making sure there are no twists in the circle you are making.
Finish off the end so that the first ball of yarn is no longer attached.
Then turn the work upside down and do a slip stitch into the top turning ch on the first row worked.
You have completed Round 1, do your turning ch for Round 2 and continue on your way!