Crochet Magic Circle Photo Tutorial

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.



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Materials:

For this tutorial I used:

I Love This Cotton yarn in periwinkle*

Size G crochet hook




Photo Tutorial:

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Wrap yarn counterclockwise around your middle finger.



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Keeping the circle together, slide it off your finger.



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Keep pinching the circle together and yarn over.

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Pull up a loop through the circle.



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Make a couple of chains, according to your pattern. I made two here, because I’ll be using double crochet stitches.

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Crochet into the circle for your desired number of stitches. I crocheted 10 dc here.

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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!

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