Mister Domestic

Magic Ring

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The magic ring is a popular way to start projects like crocheted amigurumi toys and top-down hats. It allows for the project to be started at the center without leaving a hole. In this video, Mister Domestic demonstrates how to create a magic ring.

The magic ring can be called many different names:

  • Magic Circle
  • Disappearing Loop
  • Magic Loop

No matter what you call it, it’s the perfect start to your next crocheted amigurumi project. Mister Domestic begins with approximately 12 inches of a yarn tail. He wraps the tail around two fingers, making an X. The crochet hook goes under the yarn and the first strand of yarn is caught with the hook. He brings the hook back through and creates a twist in order to lock the yarn in place.

With the Magic Ring complete, he chains one stitch and then works six single crochet stitches into the ring, making sure to go under both the yarn that makes up the ring and the yarn tail. Once the stitches are made, he pulls on the yarn tail to close the ring. By closing the ring, the stitches come together to form a circle. This first round is finished by slip stitching into the first stitch to join. Mister Domestic notes that there is no gap at the center. This makes it perfect for any crochet amigurumi that starts at the center.

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8 Responses to “Magic Ring”

  1. Sheila Smith

    Apparently nothing has been done with this video or to create a new & better one since 2021. It's now spring of 2024 and evidently this is the same horrible video and I still have no idea how to make a magic circle. Sucks that I PAID for this and I'm heading over to FREE YOUTUBE to find someone to teach me how to make the magic ring!!!!! EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!

  2. Lauren Rutley

    Please redo this video

  3. Trinity Smetaniuk

    Really disappointed. I bought a year membership in hopes that o would be able to master crochet techniques like the magic ring, and I’ve been following this video repeatedly over the past hour and have ended up with nothing more than a bunch of twists in my yarn. The same comment has been made since 2021, and clearly customer service is not a priority for this platform…cancelling my membership and won’t recommend this site to anyone.

  4. Rayna Pegues

    really bad video he mostly starts halfway on camera and then his hands are in the way and THEN he uses terms that a beginner wouldnt know what he was talking about. smh.

  5. Brenda Saito

    I have the same comments as the others. The video needs more clarity. He needs to slow down and explain which yarn to use. I will also need to search YouTube.

  6. Judith Anthony

    I have the same comment as Cindy from December 2021. The most important part of the process is unable to be seen because he moves his work to the bottom and off screen. Not a helpful video at all. And it’s pretty obvious that Creative Crochet Corner hasn’t been responsive to the first comment that mentioned the issue since it’s 6+ months later and no new video is posted.

  7. Cindy Bankes

    This video is not as helpful as most of your videos are for me. Firstly the dark yarn is so hard to see, and secondly, the crutial part that you need to see goes off camera at the bottom of the screen. He also doesn't tell you which piece of yarn you are pulling through. I am disappointed with this. Maybe it's just me, but I'm going to have to go to YouTube to see if I can find better.

  8. Suzanne Parent

    When reading patterns to create Amigurumi characters how do i read the Row instructions that are in parentheses . Can someone help me.

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