A magic ring is a great way to start a crochet round as it allows you to adjust the size of the central hole. It’s often used when making amigurumi creatures as the hole in the middle can be tightly shut.
1. Firstly loop the yarn twice around your finger so that the ball of yarn is to the palm of your hand and yarn tail closest to your finger tip.
2. Use your crochet hook to draw the ball end of the yarn through the loop.
3. Make a single chain stitch through the loop to keep the loop together.
4. Work as many stitches as you need (often UK double crochet, US single crochet) into the loop.
5. Pull the tail end of your yarn to tighten the loop until the hole in the middle of your round closes.
6. Finish your round with a slip stitch into the first stitch.
This is such a good step by step explanation of the magic ring! Other sites actually put me on the wrong track and I kept failing, until I found your site. So thank you very much! I’ve pinned it and I really love your other step by step stitch explanations as well!
Thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing, really glad to be of help!
Your pictures make it all so clear. Thanks!
I have reblogged.
Thank you so much and for reblogging. X
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It took me a while to get my head around making a magic circle when crocheting a flower (see http://mrsmmakes.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/crochet-flowers/).
This is a good step by step explanation.
Really clear instructions – will be directing people to this. Thanks 🙂
Thank you. Glad you liked the post. X
great advice. xx
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