Wednesday, 14 October 2015

How to start with a Magic Ring for Crochet

Are you still starting to work in the round with a few chains in a loop?

Have you heard about this tricky magic ring thingo?

It's quick and easy.  Perhaps actually easier than the chains.  AND you can pull it tight so you don't have any little hole thingo in the middle!

Perfect when making amigurumi or beanies etc.

Wanna know how?

Here's a video I made!

Now if a video isn't your thing, here's a brief run down...

Step 1:

Loop your yarn around your index finger with the tail hanging over the back.

Then insert your hook and pull up a loop.

Then yarn over and make 1 chain. This secures the yarn ready to make your first single crochet (or double crochet depending on the pattern requirements ).

Step 2:
Make your first single crochet by slipping the hook into the loop, yarn over, back through the loop, then yarn over and pull through both loops.

Step 3:
Repeat step 2 as many times as the pattern requires.  Here i have completed 6 sc as commonly used in many amigurumi patterns.

Step 4: 
When you have the required number of stitches, gently pull the loop closed by pullibg the short end thats's still at the beginning but not tightly. Allow it to still be a little bit loose so you can easily work into the first stitch when you begin the 2nd round.

And here's the finished product!  

I usually complete my next round and then pull then starting short tail end tight at that point to secure the hole. 

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