The Magic Ring is an adjustable loop that you use as a base for crocheting in the round. You can close the ring very tight, so you don’t get a hole in the middle.
I always like to make sure that my magic ring never loosens up by securing it with a little knot afterward. I weave the end of the yarn through the stitches, which are worked in the round. Your knot will be hardly visible that way.
In the video below, I explain the magic ring slightly differently than in the photo tutorial. You can decide for yourself which method works best for you.
Video Tutorial Magic Ring
Photo Tutorial Magic Ring
1 – Start by making a loop. Keep the tail end of the yarn on the right and the yarn attached to the skein on the left. Insert the hook into the circle. Yarn over (wrap yarn over the hook) and pull the yarn through the circle. This creates 1 loop on your hook.
2 – Yarn over again and pull through the loop.
3 – Now you can make a chain stitch. Your ring is ready to work in. It depends on the pattern how many stitches or which stitches you will make in the ring. I will show you how to make single crochet stitches into the ring.
4 – For single crochet stitches. Insert your hook in the circle, yarn over and pull the yarn through the circle. You will have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops. This is your first single crochet.
5 – Continue like this. If you need more space in your loop. You can make your circle a little larger by pulling on the right side of the ring. Is your circle too large, make it smaller by pulling the cut end of the yarn. If you worked all the indicated stitches of the first round. Close the circle by pulling the cut end of the yarn tightly.
6 – This is the way it will look when you pulled closed up the circle. Now you will continue to the next row. You can keep up with where your rows end by placing a stitch marker.