There are many different ways to crochet, and one of them is called “closed tube crochet.” This method is worked by crocheting around a central core, typically made of yarn or another type of cord. The result is a tube-like shape that can be used for a variety of projects, such as sleeves, leg warmers, or even hats.
To crochet a closed tube, you will need a length of cord (or yarn) and a crochet hook. Start by making a slipknot on the yarn, and then inserting the hook into the loop. Yarn over (bring the yarn over the hook from back to front) and pull through the loop (two loops on the hook). Continue yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook (this completes the first stitch).
To make the next stitch, insert the hook into the space between the first two stitches. Yarn over and pull through (three loops on hook), then yarn over and pull through all three loops (this completes the second stitch). Repeat these steps until you have reached your desired length.
When you are finished, cut the cord, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through the last loop on the hook, and then pull tight. Weave in any loose ends, and your closed tube is complete!
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How to Make a Closed Tube in Crochet step-by-step
To make a closed tube we’ll start with a magic ring, make four single crochet in it and slip stitch in the very first single crochet.
Round 2: chain one and insert the hook in the very first chain and make a single crochet. Now, insert the hook in the same chain and make another single crochet. This will be the round of increases so we’ll make 2 single crochets in each stitch. By the end of this round, we’ll have 8 single crochets.
Round 3 Chain one and make single crochet in the very first stitch. In the second chain make one single crochet and in the third chain make an increase. In this round, you’ll make an increase after 2 single crochets and slip stitch in the very first single crochet. By the end of this round, you’ll have a total of 10 single crochets.
(If you want a wider closed tube make another round with increases after three stitches and then begin with the regular single crochet rounds to give it length.)
Round 4-10: Chain one and make a single crochet in the very first chain and then up till the end of this round. Slip stitch in the first single crochet. By the end, you’ll have 10 single crochets. Repeat this round for as much as you want as this round is repetitive. it will give height to the tube.
Round 11:make a chain and insert the hook in the same chain and make a single crochet. in the second chain again make a single crochet and now in the third chain make a decrease.
To make a decrease, insert the hook in the chain and pull up a loop. Insert the hook in the next stitch and pull up another loop. Now you’ll have three loops in the hook, yarn over, and pull through all the three loops.
In this round, you’ll make a decrease after every 2 single crochets. By the end, you’ll have 8 single crochets.
Round 12: make a chain and insert the hook in the same chain and pull up a loop, insert the hook in the next chain and pull up another loop, now you have three loops, yarn over and pull through all three loops. In this round, you’ll make 4 decreases only. By the end of this round, you’ll have 4 single crochets and a closed tube.
When do you use a closed tube in crochet?
A closed tube in crochet is used to create a seamless, tubular shape. This can be used for projects like socks, gloves, or even sleeves for a garment. By crocheting in the round and not joining each row with a slip stitch, you create a continuous spiral that can be worked up into a tube. To close off the tube, simply work a few rows of single crochet stitches around the opening. This will create a nice, finished edge that will also help to keep the shape of the tube.
A closed tube in crochet is a method of crocheting in which the yarn is drawn through the loop on the hook from back to front, then through the two loops on the hook from front to back. This creates a stitch that is tighter and more secure than a traditional slip stitch. It is often used for joining pieces of crocheting together, or for creating a decorative edge on a project.