Crochet Lesson: Magic Circle
A great starter stitch for projects that work in the round.
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The Magic Circle (also called "Magic Ring") is a starting stitch that creates an adjustable loop, allowing you to work as many stitches into the loop as you'd like. Once you're done, you can pull the tail to tighten the loop for a completely closed center.
Grasp the yarn in your non-dominant hand, hold the tail taut with your ring finger and pinky.
Flip your hand over, wrapping the working yarn around your pointer and middle fingers at an angle.
Bring the working yarn under your two fingers, back toward the other side.
Cross the working yarn back over the tops of your fingers at the opposite angle to create an "X." Hold the working yarn taut under your ring and pinky fingers.
Slip your crochet hook under the center of the X. Twist your hook slightly to grab the top-most strand.
Pull the yarn through (under the X).
Your hook should now be seated on top of the "X," with one loop on the hook.
Slip your hook under the same leg of the "X." Grab and pull through the loop on your hook.
Work all of your stitches around the tail and loop you just formed.
Once all of your stitches are complete, pull the tail to close the center of your work.
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