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How to Crochet the Magic Circle

By: M.E. HARRINGTON

There are several ways to start a round. One of those ways is the magic circle. The magic circle allows you to pull the hole closed. Follow this tutorial to learn this stitch.


When crocheting in the round, there are several ways to start.
You may chain 4, slip stitch to join and form a ring.
You may chain 3, and make double crochet stitches in the 3rd stitch from the hook
Or
You may begin with the magic circle.
The first two methods will leave a hole in the center of your work.
The ‘Magic Circle’ will allow you to pull the hole closed.

To make the magic circle, first begin in the same manner as usual in crochet.

Make a loop.



Pick up the yarn.



Pull through the first loop.



Pick up the yarn again, to make a chain stitch.



Pull through the loop. (Chain stitch completed.)



Pick up the yarn again to begin a single crochet stitch.



Pull through the loop.



Pick up the yarn again, and finish the single crochet stitch.



Continue to make single crochet stitches in the main loop.



At the end of the round of single crochet stitches, pull on the yarn end to gather the hole closed, and continue with your pattern.



Photo below shows the magic circle finished, with the hole gathered closed.




Read about Harrington's bio and her experience with crochet.

 

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