2 ways to make a Magic Ring

Many projects start with a magic ring (also known as a magic circle). Unlike the typical way of making a chain and joining the ends with a slipstitch, this method doesn’t leave a hole, it “seals” the opening. This is very crucial for projects such as amigurumi or motifs.
Let’s see how they are made.

First, and my favorite, method:

Hold the tail end of the yarn between your thumb and index finger of your right hand. The end must be held tight so it doesn’t move; the working end should be loose.

Pull up the yarn with your left hand, so your left index finger is on top of your thumb. Turn the thread counterclockwise to form a loop, insert your left thumb, index and middle fingers into the loop.

With your thumb and index fingers of your left hand, pick up the tail end while still holding it tight with your right hand. Slide your fingers along the yarn to the left until a loop is formed.

Insert the hook into the loop and pull the tail end so the loop tightens and chain 2. You need to chain 2 for single and half double crochet stitches, and chain 3 for double crochet stitches.The first chain serves as the magic ring.

Crochet as many stitches into the first chain as required and pull the tail end to close the opening.

Second method:

Hold the tail end of yarn between your thumb, index and middle fingers of your left hand.
Wrap the yarn around your index and middle fingers crossing over the tail end in the front.

Secure the working end with your ring and pinkie fingers. Insert the hook under the first piece of yarn, pick up the working end and pull through.

While the hook is still vertical, turn it clockwise to form a loop. Chain 1 for single and half double crochet stitches, chain 2 for double crochet stitches.

Crochet as many stitches into the ring as required. When finished, pull the tail end to close the opening.

Hope this tutorial was useful. Happy making!

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Hi! I’m Tanya.

I am a fiber artist and a crochet designer.
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