Magic Ring
The magic ring is used to start projects that will be worked in the round. It consists of forming a ring and working the stitches around the edge of the ring.
Step by step
The magic ring is used to start projects that will be worked in the round. It consists of forming a ring and working the stitches around the edge of the ring.
By using this method you can adjust the stitches in the first round so that there is no hole left in the center of the fabric.
To make a magic ring wrap both your index finger and thumb of your left hand with the yarn from the top down,
cross the yarn over your fingers when you come to the top,
so that you form an X on top of your fingers.
Insert your crochet hook under the loop you just made.
Yarn over your hook with the strand that is on top and pull it under the loop.
Wrap the hook with the yarn and pull it through the loop on your hook.
You now have your magic ring.
Remove your fingers from the ring and hold it firmly with your index finger and thumb of your left hand.
Work the stitches indicated in your pattern
by inserting your hook into the center of the ring so that the stitches are worked around the perimeter of the ring.
Once you have worked all of the stitches needed,
pull the yarn tail until the stitches are pulled
together and the hole in the center disappears.