How To Make A Crochet Magic Ring
There is definitely a benefit to using a crochet magic ring, or magic circle, over the traditional beginning chain where you slip stitch into a ring. What is that benefit? There will be no space in the center of your project. It will completely “seal” and leave no hole.
Here are the steps to making the magic ring. It may take some practice, so don’t give up!
Magic Ring Tutorial
Step 1: Begin by making a backwards “J” with the end of your yarn.
Step 2: Cross end of yarn behind your yarn coming from the skein.
Step 3: At this point you will need to pinch/hold the yarn together where they cross.
Step 4: Let yarn from skein fall behind loop. Insert hook and pull yarn through your ring.
Step 5: Pull loop all the way through, and up to top of ring. (this may be the part that feels the most awkward, and takes some practice)
Step 6: Using your middle finger (or any finger that is comfortable) continue to hold the loop you just made, to the top of the ring. You can now let go of the ring with your left hand, where the 2 ends cross.
Step 7: Chain 1 for sc & hdc patterns. Chain 2 for dc patterns.
Step 8: Crochet as many stitches in the ring as your pattern calls for.
Step 9: Pull yarn end to seal circle.
If something doesn’t make sense, or if you have any questions, just let me know. It takes some practice, but you’ll get it!