Are you ready to take your projects up a notch? I feel like we have just leveled-up on a video game because now we can crochet from the center-out! You may also see others refer to this technique as “from the middle” or “in the round”.
It is not a new technique. Other designers have been doing it for awhile. But it is new for my patterns.
You can work from the center-out on a small square or a large blanket. You can use any weigh yarn and an appropriately sized hook.
Choosing one of the techniques listed below will bring you to the page with the tutorial as well as a list of benefits!
Interlocking & Mosaic
You can work from the center-out using interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet.
I always offer written line-by-line instructions and charts for my patterns. And all of my patterns (minus a few) are designed for BOTH the interlocking crochet technique and the overlay mosaic crochet technique.
This tutorial is no different.
There are written instructions and charts for both of these tutorials. These tutorials each have a PDF photo tutorial and a YouTube tutorial.
I created this little square for the sole purpose of teaching the center-out method.
This blanket can be made from the bottom-up or center-out. It is a single image; that means you follow the pattern to the end and then you’re done – there’s no repeats or adjustable size options.
This series of large squares comes with the interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet option (as usual), but the mosaic option is done from the center-out.
The interlocking crochet option is done from the bottom-up but I’m still including it here because of the mosaic version.