Thursday, October 24, 2013

Magic Crochet Rings

I am a novice crocheter.  One of the first amazing techniques I learned was the magic circle/magic ring technique.  This was the first crochet technique that I was able to teach to other people.

Imagine my excitement at crochet club when people asked if anyone knew how to do a magic ring.  After teaching it to more experienced crocheters, I knew that I wanted to demonstrate it on a video.  Unfortunately my crochet terminology is not yet up to par, but hopefully you can understand this simple technique for starting off crochet circles in the two videos below.



  1. Be careful with this technique, being sure to use your tapestry needle to work the tail around the circle securely. I recently completed a large afghan as a Christmas gift for my daughter, and after washing it several of the center circles came undone working large holes in my project! It's a neat technique, just be aware that it is not inherently as secure as a chained circle.

    1. Excellent point! I normally keep the tail pretty long and weave it through many stitches to secure it, but as you can see from one of the videos (where my yarn breaks), things can go wrong. Thanks for the heads up!

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