The Magic Ring (Adjustable Loop for Amigurumi Toys) | Crafting Happiness

July 03, 2019
This tutorial is the first in a series of 8 designed to teach you the basics of crochet. 

At the end, you will be able to crochet the basic stitches, do a slip knot, chain and make a magic ring. 

Today's tutorial is about how to make the magic ring.

Below you will find the written tutorial with step by step instructions and photos and a short video that shows you in detail how to make the magic ring.

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What is the magic ring?

Also known as the magic circle or adjustable loop, the magic ring is an adjustable starting round used to crochet amigurumi toys, granny squares and hexagons, doilies, rugs and any other pattern that requires you to crochet in the round.

Video Tutorial

For those who learn better from watching videos, I've made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the magic ring.

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Written Tutorial

The abbreviation for the magic ring is mr.

Step 1: 

Hold your index finger and middle finger together 

Place the tail end of the yarn on the two fingers and hold it in place with your thumb.

Loop the yarn around the two fingers once to bring it back to front.

Cross it and make another loop around your fingers.

Hold the tail end and yarn between he thumb and ring finger.

You will end up with a crossed yarn on the front of the index and middle fingers and two parallel lines of yarn on the back of them.

Step 2: 

Once the yarn is securely wrapped around your fingers, turn your hand around to expose the back of your hand and insert your hook under the first parallel string of yarn.

Pick up the second string of yarn and pull it under the first one then twist your your hook to form a loop.

Pick up the same second string of yarn and pull it through the loop on the hook.

Step 3: 

Take off the yarn of your fingers to reveal the adjustable loop. You can now adjust how tight or loose the loop is by pulling the tail end.

Once you crochet your stitches inside the ring, you can pull the tail to close shut the magic ring and secure the stitches.

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