If you don't fancy using the magic circle, you can make a ring by making 4 chain stitches and joining them into a ring. Please note, I am using the American crochet terms in this tutorial. :-)
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Img. 1: Ch3 in the magic circle, counts as first dc, 2dc into circle, ch2, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1, join into top of chain
Img. 2: notice how I am holding the ring? It actually makes it easier to hold onto the work at this stage
Img. 3: When you get to the end of the round you should pull tight the magic ring if you are using it. But don't cut off the 'tail' - you may need it later
Img. 4: See how that's all neat and tight?
Img. 5: Once you have joined the round, slip stitch through the stitches between the join and the first ch2 space, make sure to crochet into both the front and back of the stitches
Img. 6: when you get to the ch2 space, make a slip stitch around the chain
Img. 7: chain 3, counts as first dc
Img. 8: 2dc in the corner/ch space, ch2, then 3dc in the corner
Img. 9: find the ch1 space from the last round - sometimes a bit tricky to find..
Img. 11: if you got the sequence right, you should now be at the end of the round, join with ch3 and then slip stitch through the stitches to the corner
Img. 12: chain 3, counts as first dc, 2dc in the corner/ch space, ch2, then 3dc in the corner
Img. 13: 3dc the space between two 3dc groups from the last round, then 3dc in the next space. Then repeat the following sequence twice: 3dc in corner, ch2, 3dc in corner, 3dc in space, 3dc in space.
Img. 14: join with ch3 and that's your triangle!
You can of course add more rounds if you want a larger triangle! As you're working, the centre of your triangle may start becoming a bit loose, but that's ok, just use that 'tail' to pull the magic ring tight again.
Next, stay tuned for what I used my triangles for - it's fun and colourful! :-)
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