Are you interested in learning how to make a magic circle crochet? The magic circle, also known as the magic ring or adjustable ring, is a technique used in crochet to create a tightly closed center for projects such as hats, amigurumi, or mandalas. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to make a magic circle crochet.
Choose any yarn of your preference. However, it is recommended to use a medium-weight yarn for beginners as it is easier to work with.
2. Crochet Hook
Select an appropriate crochet hook size based on the yarn you’ve chosen. The recommended hook size for your yarn can usually be found on the yarn label.
Step 1: Hold the Tail
Start by holding the tail of your yarn between your thumb and ring finger, leaving a small loop at the end.
Step 2: Form a Cross
Take the working yarn (the one attached to your yarn ball) and bring it over the tail, forming a cross shape.
Step 3: Insert Hook
Insert your crochet hook under the first strand of the working yarn (the one coming from the ball) and over the second strand (the one coming from the tail).
Step 4: Yarn Over and Pull Through
Yarn over with the working yarn, then pull it through the loop on your hook.
Step 5: Chain Stitch
Create a chain stitch by yarn over and pulling through the loop on your hook. This will secure the loop in place.
Step 6: Crochet Into the Ring
Crochet your desired number of stitches, such as single crochet or double crochet, into the ring created by the magic circle. This will be the center of your project.
Step 7: Tighten the Circle
To close the circle, gently pull the tail end of the yarn. This will tighten the loop and close the gap in the center.
Step 8: Secure the Tail
Finally, weave in the tail end of the yarn into your stitches using a yarn needle or crochet hook to secure it in place.
Learning how to make a magic circle crochet is a valuable technique that will enhance your crochet projects. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can easily create a tightly closed center for various projects. Practice this technique and incorporate it into your crochet repertoire to add versatility and professionalism to your work.