Step by Step Tutorial: Crocheting a Magic Ring


Making a Magic Ring for your crochet projects is a great way to start if you're wanting to avoid a large-ish hole at the center of your square, toy or whatever else you happen to be making. Because you're working into a ring of yarn instead of a chain that's been joined (or even just into a single chain), you can tighten the center after you have your first row of stitches completed. This eliminates any gaps and creates a nice, tight closure.

I've used a round of single crochets in my example below, but follow your pattern for what type of stitch you should be making when working this technique into a pattern.

I hope you're having a wonderful week,

Happy hooking!

Shaina ^_^

Supplies Needed:

  • Yarn

  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn

Featured Yarn in this Tutorial

T & H Fiber Works Bling Sock Yarn in It Fell Like Lightning Out Of A Clear Blue Sky (Fingering-weight)


Crochet a Magic Ring Tutorial:

Step 1: Wrap yarn twice around indec & middle finger. The ball-end will be towards your palm & the tail will be at your fingertips.

Step 2: Grasp the part of the loop where the yarn overlaps with your forefinger & thumb.

Note: In the next few images I've adjusted my fingers so that it's easier to see what is happening with the yarn & hook. Keeping a grasp on the spot indicated in Step 2 will help you in making your magic ring.

Step 3: Insert hook into loop from front to back.

Step 4: Yarn over & pull through loop.

Step 5: Chain 1.

Step 6: Insert hook into loop from front to back again.

Step 7: Yarn over, pull yarn through loop. 2 loops on hook.

Step 8: Yarn over & pull through both loops on hook. 1 single crochet made.

Step 9: Repeat steps 6-8 for the amount of single crochets called for in pattern.

Step 10: Lightly tug on the tail to see which strand in the ring will tighten first. Don't pull tight!

Step 11: Pulling on the strand that you noted in the last step, tighten the ring as much as you can.

Step 12: Pulling on the tail this time, tighten the ring completely. You should have a completely closed ring of single crochet stitches. Continue on as indicated in pattern.

Try It Out!

It's best to put a new technique into practice right away so that you can remember it in the future. Here are some of my patterns that feature a Crocheted Magic Ring:

Americana Rose Dish Cloth

Eddy Bear

The Yumi Yarns Blog

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