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How To Crochet A Magic Circle (Magic Ring) for Amigurumi

The Magic Circle/Magic Ring is my preferred method to start off when crocheting in the round. I like using the magic circle as opposed to the chaining method because it allows you to close the hole in the centre of your project fully. It’s also a lot more versatile to use.

It looks complicated to do, but once you’re a little bit more familiar with the magic circle, it’s very easy. 

Watch the video below to learn how to crochet a magic circle:

Step breakdown

Step 1 –  With your left palm facing you, place the tail end of the yarn over your fingers.

Step 2 – Place your thumb over the tail to hold it down. 

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Step 3  – Take the working end* of your yarn and wrap it around your index and middle fingers to form an X.

*working end = end closer to your ball of yarn

Step 4 – Sandwich the working end between your middle and ring finger to secure.

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Step 5 – Turn your hand over and you will see two strands of yarn.

Step 6 – With your hook facing down, insert your hook under the right strand and over the left strand. 

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Step 7 – Pull the left strand through under the right strand and turn the hook up towards you.

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Step 8 – To make the next part easier you can use your right index finger to hold the top of the loop on your hook so that it doesn’t slip off.

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Step 9 – Insert your hook under the working end of the yarn and pull it through the loop that is currently on your hook.

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Step 10 – Remove your fingers from the circle, pull on the working end of the yarn to tighten.

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You have just created a magic circle!

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