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Chainagain (free pattern part 2, worked in round)

This is part 2 of the lovely chain free pattern. And it’s dedicated to those who prefer to work in the round because they hate seaming (like myself).

Photo credit: Kostyantyn Virstyuk


■ ~5oz/150g of DK/Worsted/Aran weight yarn;

■ a set of US#8/5mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge;

■ tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors


■ One link of the chain before seaming: 6¼/16cm long and 1¾”/4.5cm tall

■ 4”/10cm = 20 stitches and 25 rows in stockinette stitch


Two methods to make the chain links are described: working each piece flat in rows then seaming its ends together, or working each ring in rounds on double-pointed needles without seams. In the previous tutorial, I’ve described the 1st method. In this tutorial, I’ll describe the 2nd method.
The purl side is the right side (RS) of work, the knit side is the wrong side.


p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side


With long tail method, cast on 30 sts, distribute between your working needles, and join in rnd, being careful not to twist the cast-on edge. Purl 10 rnds, then bind-off tightly purlwise.

Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all loose ends. Your first ring is completed.

Cast on for the next ring, distribute stitches between your working needles. Before joining in round, draw your stitches on the needles through the previous ring, then close the current ring by joining in round and work in the same manner as the first ring.

Work the next ring in rnds as described above.

When your 10 rnds are completed, with RS facing, bind off purlwise tightly. Cut yarn, fasten off. Weave in all other loose ends.

You have two rings of your chain completed.

Add as many rings as you wish in the same manner to make your chain the desired length.

And enjoy your chain!

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2 thoughts on “Chainagain (free pattern part 2, worked in round)”

  1. I want to make this, and if I do it will probably also be in the round. I have circular needles. It is so much faster that way. (I also hate seaming… which is how I feel when I make my scrunchies).


  2. The length of the circulars will probably be greater than the circumference of a single ring – do you know how to accommodate that? I tried knitting a hat on too long circulars and finished it, but it was quite a pain 🙂


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