Back to basics my friends. Let's learn how to make a magic circle! They are seriously so easy and useful.
It's called a magic circle because when you are crocheting in the round, you can put all your stitches into an adjustable loop with a cute little tail that you can pull on, tightening the loop and ultimately leaving little to no hole in the center of your work. I use magic circles with every basket I make, coasters, my little crochet stars, and so much more.
If you've always wanted to learn how to make one, today's the day! They are super fun and I'm a big fan of anything magical so let's do this.
Okay all you need is:
your crochet hook
& your two beautiful hands
Take the yarn in your left hand like so with the end of the tail toward your pinky and the part still attached to the skein toward your thumb.
Grab the tail with your pinky and ring finger while keeping your other two fingers somewhat pointed.
Grab the section of yarn that's attached to the skein in your right hand and wrap it across your two pointed fingers.
Hold the newly wrapped yarn with your thumb.
Then grab your crochet hook and place it under the loops and grab ahold of the yarn that's being held by your thumb and pull it under the other strand.
And that's it. Taa daa! Congrautlations! You've just made a magic circle!
See I told you it was easy.
Go ahead and show all your friends how cool you are.
So now that you've got your magic circle, whenever you are working on a project, just grab ahold of that loop and crochet inside that circle for whatever your project calls for. When you are finished and ready to join to the beginning stitch just pull on the tail and tighten the loop.
Just to show you what I mean, I chained two and crochet eight half double crochets in the center. Then before I slipped stitched into my beginning half double crochet, I tightened the string a bit and watched the circle shrink!!
Then I slip stitched and tightened a little more and man that's a nice circle.
Hope you guys found this little tutorial helpful! If there's any other tutorials you'd like me to make, go ahead and let me know in the comments.