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Magic Ring also known as Magic Circle is an adjustable ring used to begin crocheting in round. The traditional way to start crocheting in round is making 2 chains and then working all stitches of the first round in the 2nd chain from hook. Using 2 chains is not perfect though as sometimes it can leave us with a whole in the middle of the circle which is hard to close later on and that’s where the Magic Ring comes to the rescue! With adjustable ring you simply make all the stitches around the loop created and then pull at the yarn end/tail to close the ring as tight as you want. If the hole in the middle re-appears after crocheting more rounds you can still tighten it anytime at the later stage.
Step 1 – Make a loop by putting working yarn (that goes into a ball/skein) on top of yarn end/tail.
Step 2 – Insert hook in the center of the loop and pull up working end of the yarn inside the ring and then upwards.
Step 3 – Make 1 chain to start working single crochet stitches in the first round. (If your pattern tells you to make double crochets in the first round then make necessary amount of starting chains which is this case would be 3).
Step 4 – Proceed to make required amount of single crochets around the magic ring (insert hook inside the ring, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops on your hook).
Step 5 – After you make required amount of stitches (with sc it’s usually 6 in the first round) pull on the yarn end/tail to close the ring and that’s where all the magic happens!
As a result you have a nice circle with no hole in the middle. Proceed with the rest of the pattern as usual.
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