How to crochet a magic circle loop

In this DROPS video we show how to crochet a magic circle loop.

Many times crochet squares, circles etc start with a ring of chains leaving a hole in the middle. Sometimes you don't want that and then this technique comes handy.

Hold on to tail and wrap the yarn around your left finger. Work sc (US)/dc (UK) around the yarn loop and the tail, when you have your desired number of sts, pull the tail to snug up the middle. Continue crochet around in the sts.
After half the video we show you how to start and work dc (US)/ tr (UK) around the ring.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where you can use this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

Tags: loop,

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (51)

Charlotte 16.01.2011 - 11:51:

Merci, enfin une vidéo pédagogique et muette très facile à comprendre.

Barb 12.01.2011 - 17:41:

Klasse! Jetzt hab ich das auch verstanden, so simpel ist das. Vielen Dank, für all die Anleitungen, Tips und Tricks!

MaryAnn 07.09.2010 - 01:42:

I could never adequately understand the magic circle crochet loop from written description; the video makes it so easy to understand...THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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