How to Create a Magic Circle

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

The magic circle is a must-know technique if you are making things like amigurumi. There are a couple of different ways to create the magic circle, but this is the way I learned so I thought I would share.

PDF version of this tutorial here!

Holding your yarn tail in front of your left hand with the palm facing you. Wrap the yarn around your index and middle fingers 3 times toward the tips of your fingers. Go under all three strands with your hook and bring the strand closest to your palm under the other two strands.

Use your thumb to bring the tail attached to the ball of yarn up and YO. Bring the yarn through the first loop you just made (This does NOT count as a single crochet). Take the loop off of your fingers and begin your 7 single crochet stitches around the two strands in the loop.

Lightly pull on the short tail of yarn to identify which strand in the loop it is. Pull this strand to shrink the other one and then pull the tail again to close the circle.

Now you can start crocheting in the round!

PDF version of this tutorial here!

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