Magic Ring

There are a number of different ways of starting your crochet projects in the round, but my favourite is by far the Magic Ring, especially when it comes to amigurumi. It closes up that little hole on the top perfectly and once you get the hang of it, is pretty simple to work. It’s also know as Magic Loop, Adjustable Ring/Loop and probably some other names but for the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll call it the Magic Ring. Please note this tutorial is written using UK terminology

step 11. To start your Magic Ring, wrap your yarn around your index and middle fingers twice, with the tail on the left and your working yarn on the right.

step 22. Next, remove the loops from your fingers, placing the working yarn BEHIND the first loop.

3. Using your thumb to hold the loop in place, insert your hook from right to left, drawing up a loop.

4. Ch 1, please note this isn’t a stitch and is sometimes omitted from patterns (my patterns for example) and some patterns call for more ch more that 1 stitch.

5. Begin to dc into the loop, making sure your yarn goes under the loop yarn and the yarn tail.



6. Continue to dc into loop for as many stitches as the pattern indicates.

7. Once you have your desired number of stitches, take your tail yarn and pull to close the ring.

step 128. You have just completed round one of your pattern! To start the next round you work into the first stitch that you worked in the Magic Ring 🙂




5 thoughts on “Magic Ring

  1. Hello, I’m new to the wonderful world of crochet and recently purchased your Bing pattern off etsy. I don’t understand the * – I have attempted to do the ears so many times and it does not look like I’m doing it right from rnd 5 on. Please help me as I really need to finish him for my little boy. I only have the ears and the body to do now.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Sarah! Welcome to the crochet world 🙂 I’ll do up a quick blog post this morning on reading amigurumi patterns and share the link here for you 🙂


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