Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a very basic crochet technique to make crochet "sea pennies". They're fun and easy to make, plus they are the basis for making crochet flowers and hats. So ya, it's a good crochet skill to have under your belt.
(You can make these with any size hook and any type of yarn, but this is what I used for this tutorial)
Yarn- worsted weight
Crochet Hook- size H
Step 1: Make a basic loop. Some call this a "magic circle" because it allows you to pull the circle to close it together after you finish stitching. You can find a tutorial on it HERE or you can do what I do, just make a loop like you're tying a simple not. It's a little harder to close the circle with my method, but it works for me.
Step 2: Chain 3.
Step 3: 11 double crochet into the beginning chain.
Step 4: Slip stitch into the top of the beginning chain 3 and fasten off.
Step 5: Pull the beginning tail of your loop or your "magic circle" to close the gap in the middle and weave in ends.
There you have it! You can make a whole blanket out of these or use them as embellishments. I have plans to make a bracelet with these soon!