When I first learned the magic circle technique I had to wonder how I hadn’t learned it sooner! If you crochet in the round often, then it’s an essential that leaves you with a tightly closed beginning. No more unsightly holes, or trying to weave the end just right to cover it up. The best part about starting your crochet projects with a magic circle is that it’s easy to learn and so worth it.
For this tutorial I used:
Wrap yarn counterclockwise around your middle finger.
Keeping the circle together, slide it off your finger.
Keep pinching the circle together and yarn over.
Pull up a loop through the circle.
Make a couple of chains, according to your pattern. I made two here, because I’ll be using double crochet stitches.
Slip stitch back to chain 2 to close the round. Pull the yarn tail to close the middle of the circle.
Hope this is a helpful tutorial on a very useful crochet technique that you can use on your handmade projects!