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
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.
8. 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 🙂