***Originally published December 16, 2011***Let’s say you want to make a circular crochet project. Like let’s say, oh, coasters.
Most crochet projects that begin from the inside and work their way out
(think also, granny squares) begin by crocheting a chain, joining it,
and then crocheting an uncomfortable number of stitches into that loop,
from which your circle or square will then grow out of.Here’s the tricky part: this method inevitably leaves you with a big
hole right in the middle of your work, as these into-the-loop stitches
tighten themselves around the original loop.