Alternative To The Magic Ring

If you found this post because you’re having difficulty working the magic circle, I have 2 suggestions that may help.

1)  DON’T GIVE UP!  You can do it.  I tell my girls all the time, “Practice makes perfect.”

2)  Here is a simple alternative I used until I took the time to master the magic ring.


work all your stitches in the second ch from the hook. Do not count the 1st ch you skipped as a stitch.

Here’s what they look like side by side.


As far as the center of the circle….there isn’t much difference in the space it leaves, but it does make a slight difference in the size of the circle.  Just make sure you check your gauge to make sure the rest of your project will work to the right size.

Happy Crocheting!



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