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.