Crochet Round and Crochet Row

In the video tutorial below you will learn what a Crochet Round and a Crochet Row is.

In crochet patterns you will see that the abbreviation for a crochet round is ‘Rnd’ and the crochet row is ‘row’.

A crochet round (Rnd) is when you work into and around a foundation chain in a circle:

  1. Make a foundation chain
  2. Join with a slip stitch into the first chain stitch to form a ring
  3. Work your crochet stitches into the center of the ring

A crochet round allows you to create crochet projects that are circular. For example, hats, coasters, mats and anything that requires a round shape.

A crochet row (Row)Β is when you work across the foundation chain:

  1. Make a foundation chain
  2. Make your first crochet stitch into the appropriate chain. Refer to my Crochet Turning Chain Chart.
  3. Work your crochet stitches back across the foundation chain to the end of the row

Crochet Round and Crochet RowIf you are a right-handed person you start on the row from the right and work across to the left. Vice Versa for left-handed people.

A crochet round allows you to create things such as circles, beanies, socks, mittens, rugs and so on.

A crochet row allows you to create almost anything such as sweaters, afghans, socks, booties, pants, pillows and the list just goes on and on.

This video tutorial on a crochet round and a crochet row is to simply make you aware of the fact that you can either crochet around in a round or crochet across in rows.


Crochet Round and Crochet Row Video Tutorial

All the best,

Paula Daniele


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I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Karen Ruthenstorfer says:

    Dear Paula, i am new to Crochet at 56 years old!! Knitter, but not regular or particularly fantastic! Have found your site, informative, easy to follow, and your lovely calm voice easy on the ear,( have an Aussie acquaintence here in Germany, you sound just like her – or are you from New Zealand or Tasmania? Sorry if I have made a faux pas!!) Have made a few “Beloved Chemo Caps” just looking for a childrens Hospice or Hospital here to donate them to. Thanks for your helpful site. KAZ.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Karen,
      That’s fantastic that you have taken up crochet!! I’m a knitter also but not particularly fantastic either. πŸ™‚ My mother is the star knitter in our family. Thank you for letting me know you enjoy my site and find it informative and easy to follow. Glad you like my voice also and yes, I have an Australian accent so you are right. Thank you for making my chemo cap and that is really nice of you to be finding somewhere to donate to.

      All the best,

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