TUTORIAL: Crocheting in Spiral

Crocheting in spiral is the basis of amigurumi making - unlike crocheting in rounds, this creates a nice even fabric without a seam where the round ends.

This also means it will not be obvious where the last stitch of a round is, so if you don't want to keep counting your stitches, use a stitch marker to mark the first or last stitch of a round to keep track. I usually just draw the starting yarn tail through the last stitch.

Tip! There are occasions where you want to crochet joining rounds, when making a stripy toy for example, but most amigurumi toys are crocheted in spiral.


1: mr, sc 6 (6)
2: inc x 6 (12)
3: (sc, inc) x 6 (18)
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 (24)
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 (30)

1. Start with a magic ring, crocheting six single crochet stitches into the loop. Do not join the round with a slip stitch.

Crocheting in Spiral Tutorial

2. Do not start the second round with a chain, instead insert your hook straight through the first stitch...

How to crochet in spiral

3. ... and complete the first single crochet stitch of the second round.

Amigurumi tutorials for complete beginners

4. Continue around your piece and finish the second round. As you can see, the last stitch of the round is now already higher than the first stitch so you don't need to start the next round with a chain. Just keep crocheting in spiral.

How to crochet amigurumi toys in spiral

5. And that's all there is. As you can see, you will get a nice even fabric without a seam where the round ends.

Toy crocheting tutorial

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

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Jahnessa the (inc*3) means inc in the next 3 stitches giving a total of 6 stitches

Jordan Allen

Hi Janessa!

There must be a mistake in the pattern, because following this pattern, you will get 14 stitches.

This is how I read it: crochet two sc-s in first stitch (inc), then one sc in next stitch (sc), then two sc-s in each of the next three stitches (inc * 3), one sc in next stitch, and then two sc-s in last two stitches (inc * 2) . And now you should have 14 stitches: 2 + 1 + 2 * 3 + 1 + 2 * 2 = 14.

Kristi Tullus

Could you please help me with this stitch. I am a beginner.
Inc, sc, inc*3, sc, inc*2. (12)
When i so this sequence i end up with 9 or 11 sts.


Could you please help me with this stitch. I am a beginner.
Inc, sc, inc*3, sc, inc*212.
When i stitch this i end up with 9 or 11 stitches.


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