How to Make a Magic Ring

Learn how to make a magic ring for amigurumi or other projects worked in the round.

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This is Jess from In this video, I’ll show you how to create a magic ring for amigurumi.

Start by wrapping your yarn around your index finger three times.

Insert your hook under the first two strands, yarn over, and draw up a loop. Yarn over, chain one, and carefully remove the yarn from your fingers.

We will be single crocheting inside the circle. I will be adding six single crochets into the loop, but do whatever number your pattern indicates.

Next, pull on your yarn tail to see which of the strands in your magic ring tightens. Pull on the strand that did not tighten to close your magic ring.

Pull on your yarn tail to close the remaining loop. Insert your stitch marker into the stitch closest to your hook.

Remember that the starting chain does not count as a stitch, so ignore this bump and single crochet into the first stitch you made in the magic circle to begin round two.

And that’s how you start an amigurumi piece with a magic ring!