Magic Loop

Magic Loop

The magic loop, sometimes known as the magic ring or magic circle, is a clever way to start your crochet projects that begin from the centre like amigurumi, hats, and mandalas. 

Here’s how it’s done:

Written tutorial:

    1. Take the yarn and hold it between your fingers with the tail end facing down.

    1. Circle the working yarn around your fingers then bring up and cross from right to left over the top of your index finger and secure with your thumb.

    1. Turn your hand palm down and wrap the working yarn parallel to the first strand and pinch the end with your little finger.


    1. Insert your hook (tip facing down) under the first loop and over the second. Hook this second strand and pull it back under the first.

    1. Rotate your hook and place under the working yarn and pull through the loop on your hook (as though to ch1). 

    1. Now, just crochet the number and type of stitches your pattern calls for into the circle, around the 2 strands of yarn.

  1. Once you're done with the stitches, simply pull on the yarn tail to close the loop. That's it!
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