Ahhhh the Magic Circle, one of my very favorite crochet techniques. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to chaining and joining again. Let’s learn!
How to Make a Magic Circle
The Magic Circle helps to keep your starting circle tighter, more secure and it gives an overall professional look when working in the round. Whether you are a beginner or not, it just might change your life forever. Or at least make it easier. 🤗 The video below is necessary to understand exactly what it is we are doing when we make a Magic Circle for crochet.
To start, you’ll hold your yarn with your working hand and wrap over your index and middle fingers, forming an X. Take your crochet hook and go under the first section of yarn to hook the second, and pull up a loop. Then make a chain with your working yarn and you’re all set to go! Yes, it really is that easy. That being said, you’ll want to watch the step-by-step instructions in the video as well:
Once you complete your magic circle, you will continue your pattern with the required starting chain and crochet stitches. The Magic Circle technique will take your amigurumi projects, beanies and hats, and virtually any other crochet project that is worked in the round up a notch. Try your new crochet magic circle knowledge out on some free crochet patterns such as the Master Beanie or an Amigurumi Love Heart.
Watch the video above to learn this technique, and give it a go a few times. Before you know it you’ll be whipping out Magic Circles left and right, and you’ll love the end result, promise!