Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On

Video: Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On

Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate

Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-On, made popular by Elizabeth Zimmerman, is the easiest circular center-start cast on.

It uses a crochet hook to create the number of cast-on stitches needed, and the stitches are then slipped onto a long circular needle or double-points.

When you pull the tail tight, the cast-on zips up into a circle. A little hole is still visible - if you don't like the hole, try the Invisible Circular Cast-On.

Extra Materials Needed: Crochet hook in same size called for on yarn label


Here are two photos to remind you how to place your yarn and crochet hook.How to begin Emily Ocker's circular cast-on

the second step of Emily Ocker's circular cast-on